Georgian PM visits injured officers
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili visited the hospital where the four officers wounded at the anti-terrorist operation are receiving medical treatment.
Thanking the special operations members for their courage, Kvirikashvili offered condolences to the family of the special-ops serviceman who died in the shooting.
"Unfortunately, we have one casualty - a special operations member has been killed. I avail myself of this opportunity to offer my sincere sympathies to the family of this serviceman, a true hero," Agenda.ge cited Kvirikashvili as saying.
Wishing the other four officers "a speedy recovery”, PM Kvirikashvili thanked the staff of the State Security Service and the Interior Ministry’s Special Task Force for their heroism.
Movement is unrestricted throughout the city, and there are no grounds for security concerns at all. Our heroes have neutralised this threat that could have proved detrimental”, Kvirikashvili said.
Responding to speculations that the operation took too long, Kvirikashvili said "the priority was to protect the safety of our population, our citizens, and everything was done to ensure against casualties, and our special operations squad succeeded in this end”.
One suspected terrorist has been arrested and three killed during today’s anti-terrorist operation on Gabriel Salosi Street in Tbilisi yesterday.