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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

7 Die in Abkhazia

TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgian gunmen killed two Abkhaz separatists and captured another, an Abkhaz official and Georgian state television reported Monday.

According to Dali Dzhodzhua, a spokesman for the pro-government side, three Abkhaz soldiers were ambushed Sunday night by ethnic Georgian fighters in the Ghali region, part of a buffer zone between the rebel province of Abkhazia and Georgia.

Five separatists were killed Saturday in two incidents in the same region.

Georgia lost the region to ethnic Abkhaz separatists in a 1992-93 war.