Georgian defense minister's plane attacked in Iraq
A plane carrying Georgia's Defense Minister David Tevzadze was shot at as it took off from Baghdad's airport to return to his country overnight, but no one was injured in the attack, officials said Friday.
"The plane made a maneuver and coalition helicopters opened return fire," Koba Kobaladze, Georgia's national guard chief travelling with the minister, told reporters upon returning to Tbilisi.
"I was sleeping at the time and didn't notice anything," AFP cited Tevzadze as saying.
Tevzadze flew to the war-stricken country for one day to inspect Georgian troops who are serving in the framework of the US-led "peacekeeping force" in Iraq. (Albawaba.com)
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