Georgian Defense Minister breaks visit to Brussels to leave for Afghanistan
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 7 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania cut short his official visit to Brussels and left for Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence of Georgia reported on Friday.
On the eve, seven Georgian servicemen were killed and nine wounded as a result of an attack at the military base of Georgian troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
According to the report, the Minister of Defense of Georgia learned about the terrorist attack in Brussels, where he was on an official visit. Alasania decided to stop the visit and decided to leave for Afghanistan.
Corporal Teimuraz Ortavidze, Corporal Georgi Adamov, Pfc Zurab Gurgenashvili, Private Mikheil Narindoshvili, Private Boris Tsugoshvili, Pfc Zviad Sulkhanishvili and Private George Guchashvili were killed in the attack.
The wounded Georgian servicemen are transferred to Afghan hospital; they are there under 24-hour surveillance of medical staff. Their lives are out of danger.