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Georgia: Explosives Found Outside TV Station – Reports


(Civil.Ge) — At least two explosive devices were found outside the premises of Imedi television station in Digomi district of the capital city, the TV station and other local media sources reported late on February 23.

At least one of the explosive devices has been destroyed by the police, which have sealed off the area. Imedi TV said that one of the explosives was found close to the TV station’s parking lot and another one about 20 meters away from the station’s main building.


In its unscheduled, special news bulletin Imedi TV ran for multiple times footage on which a sound of explosion is heard in what appeared to be police destroying the explosive.

Interior Ministry officials were not available for the comment.

Media sources speculate that the police obtained information about the explosive devices from a group of suspects, who were arrested in December and charged with carrying out series of explosions in Tbilisi in autumn, 2010.

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