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Several servicemen dead and wounded in blast at military training ground in Georgia (UPDATE)

Politics Materials 11 January 2011 14:08
Georgian Defense Ministry's comments added (the first version was posted at 13:26)
Several servicemen dead and wounded in blast at military training ground in Georgia (UPDATE)

Georgian Defense Ministry's comments added (the first version was posted at 13:26)

Georgia, Tbilisi, Jan.11 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /

Thirteen injured servicemen of the Georgian Armed Forces were taken to the Rustavi Hospital and the Gudushauri Clinic in Georgia.

Georgian Defense Ministry confirmed that the blast at the Krtsanisi training ground killed three and wounded 13 soldiers in the explosion of 120-mm mine, during a training exercise at the military base of the Georgian Defense Ministry.

The report said that the blast took place during the training firing from trench mortar.

"There was a technical mistake, as a result of which the blast took place," the Defense Ministry's statement says.

The fact is investigated by the General Inspectorate of the Defense Ministry and military police.

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