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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Grenade Kills 3 Soldiers

TBILISI, Georgia — Three soldiers in Georgia’s army have died after a grenade exploded during a training exercise.

Defense Ministry spokeswoman Salome Makharadze said 13 other soldiers were wounded in the blast at the training ground in Krtsanisi near Tbilisi.

She said the Tuesday explosion was due to an unspecified “technical mistake.”

The soldiers were part of a squad that was soon to be deployed to Afghanistan.