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Georgia says it shot down Russian drone

An Interior Ministry spokesman says Georgian forces have shot down a Russian drone in Georgia near the breakaway province of South Ossetia.

world Updated: Sep 23, 2008 15:24 IST

An Interior Ministry spokesman says Georgian forces have shot down a Russian drone in Georgia near the breakaway province of South Ossetia.

Shota Utiashvili says the pilotless aircraft was shot down by Georgian police officers on Monday near the village of Tsiteliubani near South Ossetia. He said on Tuesday the fragments of the plane would be shown to the media.

Russia's Defense Ministry refused to comment.

Tensions remain high after last month's war between Russia and Georgia.

One Georgian police officer was killed and three others wounded Sunday by fire from separatist Abkhazian fighters. Another two Georgian officers were wounded on Monday when they went to the area to investigate and stepped on a land mine.