Man ‘blows himself up’ in Georgia breakaway region
MOSCOW: An unidentified man yesterday blew himself up at the state-owned TV centre in Abkhazia, a tiny Russianbacked breakaway region of Georgia, local officials said. “A man blew himself up on the territory of the TV centre. It was obviously clear that he had a bomb,” Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted Abkhaz interior minister Aslan Kobakhiya as saying. Interfax news wire reported that the blast occurred at the entrance to the TV station’s headquarters in the Abkhaz capital Sukhumi. It cited the separatist region’s emergency services ministry as saying the “corpse of a bearded man” was found at the scene.