August 8, 2008 / 3:45 PM / 10 years ago

Russian bombing kills 3 at Georgian airbase-Georgia

TBILISI, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Russian jets killed three Georgian soldiers when they bombed a Georgian military airbase 40 km (25 miles) from the capital Tbilisi on Friday, a Georgian interior ministry spokesman said.

"Three Georgian soldiers have been killed as a result of bombing at the airbase in Marneuli," said Shota Utiashvili, head of the Georgian interior ministry’s information department.

Russian jets also bombed the Vaziani military base 25 km from the capital but Utiashvili said there were no casualties. (Reporting by Margarita Antidze, writing by James Kilner)

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