Unknown gunmen shoot, wound Georgian opposition leader Petriashvili -ministry

by Reuters
Friday, 26 February 2016 13:19 GMT

TBILISI, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Unknown gunmen shot and wounded Alexy Petriashvili, a former state minister who is a leader of Georgia's Free Democrats opposition party, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Attacks by gunmen are rare in Georgia, although several opposition politicians have been beaten in previous years. The country will hold parliamentary elections in October. (Reporting by Margarita Antidze; Editing by Jack Stubbs and John Stonestreet)

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