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Georgian Security Service thwarts attempt to blow up part of gas pipeline

August 22, 10:22 UTC+3
Five Georgians were detained for illegal purchase and storage of firearms, ammunition and explosives
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TBILISI, August 22. /TASS/. Georgia’s State Security Service said on Monday it has prevented an attempt of blowing up a part of a gas pipeline that supplies the Russian natural gas to Armenia.

Five Georgian nationals were detained on August 20 for illegal purchase and storage of firearms, ammunition and explosives "with the goal of carrying out a terrorist attack," the security service said in a statement.

The suspects prepared to carry out an explosion of an open section of the gas pipeline near the Saguramo village, some 20 kilometers from Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, it said.

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