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Russia bombs Georgian military airfield

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  • Greg Cannon
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080810/wl_nm/georgia_ossetia_dc;_ylt=AjvDZHE3CBSFMDhROq4ja9u9F4l4 Russia bombs Georgian military airfield 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
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      Russia bombs Georgian military airfield

      1 hour, 21 minutes ago

      TBILISI (Reuters) - Loud explosions rocked Georgia's capital early on Sunday, and a senior official said Russia had bombed a military airfield near Tbilisi's international airport.

      "Three bombs were dropped on a military airfield belonging to Tbilaviastroi plant. There were no casualties," Shota Utiashvili, the head of the Georgian Interior Ministry's information department, told Reuters.

      The plant has been producing Sukhoi Su-25 ground fighters since Soviet days.

      He corrected his earlier information that Tbilisi's international airport had been the actual target.

      Reuters correspondents working in Tbilisi heard the three loud bangs shortly after 0530 (0130 GMT).

      (Reporting by Margarita Antidze; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Richard Balmforth)
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