About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 17:21 - 25 Apr.'18
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Three Suspects Dead as Anti-Terrorist Operation Ends
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 22 Nov.'17 / 19:13


Special forces officers stand outside the apartment armed suspects were blocked, November 23, 2017. Photo: Eana Korbezashvili / Civil Georgia

Three suspects have been killed and one captured as a result of the counter-terrorist operation by the Georgian security forces, according to the State Security Service briefing at 19:00.

One security forces serviceman has been killed and four wounded.

The SSS representative reiterated that the suspects were foreign citizens, though refrained from specifying their origins, or other details of the incident.

The State Security Service also reported that surveillance over the suspects had been ongoing for several weeks, and that the SSS was conducting, “within the international counter-terrorism cooperation, relevant activities to identify the group members and their links to criminal networks.”

The SSS representative also stated that further details would be provided in coming days.

Context

The State Security Service said late-night yesterday that the Counter-terrorism Department was carrying out an operation in Isani District of Tbilisi to detain unidentified number of individuals, who opened fire at the law enforcement officers.

Eyewitnesses said the sounds of gunfire and explosion intensified early morning on November 22. The area of the operation was blocked off by the security personnel, while the later footages showed several armored vehicles, as well as additional units of camouflaged officers being deployed to the scene.

Shooting from both the counter-terrorist troops and the suspects continued for most of the day, interrupted by periodic pauses. As of 17:00, the counter-terrorist operation was over.

Latest News
25 Apr.'18 17:21
New Abkhaz Government Head Appointed
Gennady Gagulia has served as the Abkhaz “prime minister” twice - in 1995-1997, and 2002-2003.
25 Apr.'18 14:43
Watchdog Improves Georgia’s Press Freedom Ranking
None of the countries of the former Soviet Union (except the Baltics) are ranked ahead of Georgia.
25 Apr.'18 13:21
Minister Gakharia Visits Lithuania, Meets Foreign, Interior Ministers
Georgian and Lithuanian officials discuss visa free regime with the European Union, police cooperation.  
24 Apr.'18 16:01
Georgia: Mixed Reactions over Armenia Protests
The ruling party lawmaker told journalists yesterday that peace and stability was “crucial” in the neighborhood.
24 Apr.'18 12:37
Court Finds ex-Defense Minister Guilty of ‘Organizing’ Torture, Sexual Abuse
The Tbilisi City Court sentenced Bacho Akhalaia to nine years in prison.
24 Apr.'18 11:39
Tskhinvali Leader Attends Yalta Forum, Meets Syrian, Italian, Serbian Delegations
The Moscow-backed Tskhinvali leader took part in the Yalta International Economic Forum on April 19-21.
23 Apr.'18 15:39
Finance Minister Visits Washington DC, Meets Representatives of Financial Institutions
Mamuka Bakhtadze left for the United States on April 19, and will continue his visit until the end of the month.
23 Apr.'18 15:14
Red Cross Identifies Remains of Abkhazia Conflict Victims
The identification process took place within the Red Cross coordination mechanism, launched in 2010.
23 Apr.'18 14:13
Russian Foreign Ministry Criticizes Tbilisi’s Policy on Abkhazia, S.Ossetia
Maria Zakharova says Georgia should accept the new political reality and recognize their independence.
20 Apr.'18 16:58
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The report assesses security and human rights situation in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2018, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
90