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1 Mar, 2008 00:30

Georgia’s breakaway republic announces partial mobilisation

The president of Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia, Sergey Bagapsh, has ordered a partial mobilisation of troops to the frontier following a bombing in the region. Abkhazian authorities say three policemen were injured when a bomb hit their car and

The attackers reportedly fled across the border into Georgia.

According to Abkhazian sources, Georgia is also moving more troops to the border.

On Thursday, another blast killed two policemen and left 17 others injured in Georgia’s other breakaway region of South Ossetia.

The explosives were reportedly hidden in a television set left at a police post.