August 10, 2008 / 2:09 AM / 10 years ago

Russia bombs Tbilisi airport, says official

TBILISI, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Loud explosions rocked Georgia’s capital early on Sunday, and a senior official said Russia had bombed Tbilisi’s international airport.

"Russian jet fighters have dropped three bombs on Tbilisi’s airport," Shota Utiashvili, the head of the Georgian Interior Ministry’s information department, told Reuters.

Reuters correspondents working in Tbilisi heard the three loud bangs shortly after 0530 (0130 GMT). (Reporting by Margarita Antidze; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Richard Balmforth)



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