Colonel Mamuka Kurashvili, the commander of Georgian peacekeepers in the area, denied any responsibility.
The incident is the biggest flare-up in months in the area, which is a source of tension between Georgia's central government and Moscow.
(Interfax, Reuters, AP)
Human Rights In Georgia
Georgian police arresting a suspect in September 2006 (InterPressNews)
NOT A ROSY PICTURE: Ana Dolidze, former president of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association and a visiting scholar at Columbia University, told an RFE/RL briefing that many obstacles remain before Georgia's courts and law enforcement organs will be able to ensure human rights.
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