Car bomb attack kills six in South Ossetia

October 3rd, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Oct 3 (Xinhua) At least six people were killed and four injured when a car bomb exploded Friday near the Russian peacekeepers’ headquarters in South Ossetian capital of Tskhinvali, Russian media reports said.”According to information available at this point, a UAZ vehicle parked near the peacekeeping force headquarters blasted (in Tskhinvali) at 16:45 p.m.,” Itar-Tass news reported, quoting a spokesperson of the South Ossetian press and information committee.

The bomb went off inside a vehicle confiscated earlier in the Georgian village of Ditsi, the report said.

South Ossetia, the breakaway province of Georgia, recently witnessed a military aggression as Georgian troops attacked the rebel republic on Aug 8 in an attempt to regain control of it. But Russia launched a major military offensive to force Georgia to accept peace.

A number of Russian peacekeepers and about 1,600 South Ossetian residents lost their lives during the five-day conflict.

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