Counter-terrorism operation in Tbilisi: Law enforcers prepare for combat assault

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Georgian police interview the man who let the apartment in multistory building on lease; it’s the same apartment where the armed criminals locked themselves up
14:53, 22 November 2017


The special operation in the Georgian capital is underway; since the negotiations with armed criminals failed, the troops are preparing to storm the building. Local media reported this at about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Currently, the police interrogate 26-year-old Aslan Zhabraelov, the man who let on lease the apartment in Tbilisi, without even checking who the leaseholders are; it’s the apartment where the armed criminals locked themselves up and resisted arrest, using firearms to repel the police.

Related: Counter-terrorism operation in Tbilisi: Special Forces serviceman killed

As we reproted earlier, Georgian state security service conducts an anti-terrorist operation in capital city, Tbilisi. The service’s task force is trying to arrest two foreign citizens, suspected of relations with terrorist organizations. The counter-terrorism operation kicked off at 5 a.m. and it is still underway.  

According to Georgia Online, the suspects hide in a multistory house, where multiple shots and grenade explosions were heard throughtout the last night; at about 10.30 a.m., another powerful explosion thundered inside the building.

The troops blocked the entrances and evacuated the locals; an APC stands near the building, Rustavi 2 TV company reported.  

One of the special force fighters was fatally wounded to the head during the firefight; later, one of the two suspects surrendered to the police.

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