Grenade attack wounds vice president of Georgia rebel region

23rd September 2010, Comments 0 comments

Unidentified assailants wounded the vice president of Georgia's rebel region of Abkhazia Thursday in a grenade-launcher attack on his home, television reports said.

Vice president Alexander Ankvab received minor injuries when his home was attacked early Thursday morning, Abkhazia's Prosecutor General Safar Mikanba said in televised comments.

"His life is not at risk," Mikanba said on Russia's Rossiya-24 state news channel. Television reports said it was the fifth attempt on his life.

Georgia insists that Abkhazia is an integral part of its territory but Russia recognised it and South Ossetia as independent states following its brief conflict with Georgia in 2008.

© 2010 AFP

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