About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 01:56 - 19 Apr.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Police Say 'Terror Plotter' Planning to Target Market in Zugdidi Arrested
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 14 Feb.'12 / 15:32

The Georgian law enforcement agencies have detained a man suspected of “plotting the act of terrorism” in case, which is not related to an attempted car bomb targeting a local employee of the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, a Georgian Interior Ministry official said.

“Officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia detained Bezhan Shakaia for plotting the act of terrorism. The mentioned person entered Georgia from the territory of Abkhazia, currently under Russian occupation and military control,” the ministry said in a brief statement on its website.

Shota Utiashvili, head of the Interior Ministry’s information and analytical department, told Civil.ge, that the suspect was arrested in western Georgian town of Zugdidi, close to the administrative border with breakaway Abkhazia on February 14.

He said that the target of the foiled terrorist act was a market in Zugdidi. He also said that this case had nothing to do with the one related to Israeli embassy staffer, who found an explosive device attached to his car on February 13.

Utiashvili said that the foiled terrorist act in Zugdidi was similar to those previous attempts masterminded by a Russian military intelligence officers based in Georgia's breakaway regions. 

Last summer the Georgian Interior Ministry said that it had foiled two terrorist attempts with one of them allegedly plotted by a Russian security officer based in Abkhazia and another one by Russian officer stationed in South Ossetia.

In late 2010 Georgia said a Russian military officer based in breakaway Abkhazia was behind series of terrorist acts in Tbilisi in autumn, 2010.

Latest News
19 Apr.'15 01:56
Georgian Parliament Speaker to Visit Ukraine
Parliamentary delegation will visit Kiev on April 19-21.
18 Apr.'15 14:40
Bill Criminalizing ‘Calls for Violent Actions’ Worries Rights Groups
Although revised, the bill still poses threat to freedom of expression, rights groups say.
17 Apr.'15 17:09
Bill Against Involvement with Illegal Armed Groups Abroad Discussed
The bill was expected to be voted on Friday, but was delayed because of thwarted session.
17 Apr.'15 16:43
UNM’s Protest over Detention of Ex-SWAT Commander Thwarts Parliament Session
Parliament failed to open session as UNM MPs refused to undergo registration.
16 Apr.'15 16:52
Remittances Down by 22.8% in Q1’15
Money transfers from Russia were down by 43.6% y/y in the first quarter.
16 Apr.'15 11:16
Georgian President Visits Latvia
Margvelashvili will meet his Latvian counterpart, as well as PM and parliament speaker.
15 Apr.'15 14:37
Tbilisi, Moscow Agree on Expanding Direct Regular Flights
Agreement reached as a result of series of meetings between Georgian and Russian aviation authorities.
14 Apr.'15 22:16
Interpol Drops ‘Red Notice’ for Ex-Justice Minister Adeishvili
Interpol withdrew red notice seventeen months after it was issued upon Tbilisi’s request.
14 Apr.'15 16:14
In Tbilisi Danish, Polish, Swedish FMs Pledge Support to Georgia’s European Path
During their joint visit the three FMs stressed on the need of further reforms.
12 Apr.'15 12:48
FMs of Denmark, Poland and Sweden to Visit Georgia
The three foreign ministers will make joint visit on April 14.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
22