OSCE monitors in Georgia come under fire

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- The OSCE says an armored car carrying a team of unarmed monitors in Georgia has come under fire near the border with the breakaway region of South Ossetia.

A spokeswoman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says no one was hurt in Wednesday's incident. She spoke on condition of anonymity in line with OSCE policy.

Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili said the car was hit 10 times when it came under fire near Khviti village in the Gori region.

South Ossetia was at the center of the August war between Georgia and Russia, and tensions along the border remain high. The area has been the site of frequent cross-border shootings in recent weeks.

The spokeswoman for the South Ossetian government could not be reached.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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