Sunday, August 24, 2008

Train explodes in Georgia's Gori

Sun, 24 Aug 2008

A train carrying fuel has exploded in Georgia after hitting a mine on the railway, days after Russian troops' withdrawal from the region.

The collision occurred west of the city of Gori which links South Ossetia with Tbilisi.

Gori was the scene of intense conflict recently, following a major Georgian offensive against South Ossetia on August 7, countered by Russia sending in armed convoys and military combat aircraft.

The situation is now under control, with the Russian military completely withdrawing its troops from Georgia on Friday, as specified in a French-brokered peace agreement.

Most South Ossetians hold Russian citizenship and favor unification with North Ossetia -- a Russian territory. (Press TV)


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