Home / Energy / 7 people detained in Georgia in gas pipeline plot
Tbilisi Georgia
A scene from Tbilisi, Georgia by Olga via Flickr.

7 people detained in Georgia in gas pipeline plot

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia’s intelligence agency says it has detained seven people suspected of plotting an attack on a gas pipeline that carries Russian gas to Armenia.

The State Security Service said in a statement on Monday that it detained five people on Saturday who were planning to bomb a section of the pipeline south of the capital, Tbilisi. A sixth person was detained for failure to report the crime. The seventh person in custody is a police officer who is suspected of abusing his powers.

Georgia buys some of the Russian gas it transits on to Armenia.

Over the weekend, intelligence officers said they found a cache of explosives and automatic weapons in a forest south of Tbilisi.

Footage released by Georgian authorities showed the detainees escorted into the security service’s headquarters.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*