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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Armenia: Bridge Blasted

An explosion on a railway bridge has cut the only railway line linking Armenia to the rest of the world, Georgian officials said Wednesday.


The officials, at the Georgian Interior Ministry, said it would take three or four days to repair the 70-meter bridge, some 60 kilometers south of Tbilisi.


"The explosion was very strong and it damaged the bridge very badly," one official said. "It is obviously a terrorist act."


A series of explosions in Georgia have cut rail, road and gas pipeline links between Armenia and the rest of the former Soviet Union. Armenia blames ethnic Azeris living in Georgia.