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Abkhaz Premier Wounded By Grenade Attack


Aleksandr Ankvab (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) July 9, 2007 -- Authorities in Abkhazia say the prime minister of the breakaway Georgian region was "slightly wounded" today by a grenade attack on his car.

Aleksandr Ankvab said the grenade hit the rear end of his car as he was traveling to work in Sukhumi.

He told Interfax he had contusions and several fragment wounds in his back, but he expected to be back at work soon.

It was the fourth such attack on Ankvab since he was appointed to the post two years ago.

Georgia lost control over Abkhazia in the early 1990s after a war with separatists.

(Interfax, Reuters)

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