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Georgia official: Train on fire after hitting mine
AP ^ | 24-08-2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI

Posted on 08/24/2008 3:51:45 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246

TBILISI, Georgia - A train carrying oil products hit a land mine near Georgia's strategic central city of Gori on Sunday, causing at least two tanker cars to burst into flames, a government official said.

A television report however said 10 tanker cars were on fire about 6 miles east of Gori. Television footage showed large clouds of black smoke billowing from the site.

There were no immediate reports casualties, though a television report said two houses were damaged and windows were blown out.

Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman Shota Utiashvili blamed Russia for the blast.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: georgia; gori; southossetia; war

1 posted on 08/24/2008 3:51:45 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

Not to worry. Tim Kaine will soon be praising Obama for speaking a firm word that causes Putin to shake in his boots.


2 posted on 08/24/2008 4:00:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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3 posted on 08/24/2008 4:00:32 AM PDT by Grzegorz 246
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To: Grzegorz 246

That’s a new trick. I’ve heard of blowing up train tracks and blowing up trains, but not using an automated land mine to kill a train.


4 posted on 08/24/2008 4:03:43 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Grzegorz 246

Mining infrastructure would sure seem to run counter to the spirit, if not the letter, of the ‘ceasefire agreement’...

Wondering what other nasty little surprises the Russians have left behind....


5 posted on 08/24/2008 4:07:24 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Sometimes I sets and thinks, and sometimes I jus' sets.........)
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To: Uncle Ike

Russians love explosives and mines. Probably all the tricks they left behind in Afghanistan - including the explosive childrens’ toys and explosive pens.


6 posted on 08/24/2008 4:10:27 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: F15Eagle

Did you here about the truck hitting the auto accident?

Well I tell you, the lil dwarf like man got out and steamed over to the truck and said I AM NOT HAPPY, the guilty party asked well then who are you..


7 posted on 08/24/2008 4:15:16 AM PDT by Global2010 (Be Well)
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To: Spktyr

Perhaps they just buried a tank landmine under the tracks.


8 posted on 08/24/2008 5:41:54 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

That’s a heck of a lot of work to do. Far easier to just blow it up.


9 posted on 08/24/2008 5:45:55 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

Perhaps they wanted to destroy the train also.


10 posted on 08/24/2008 5:52:10 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Probably command detonated, anti-tank would have taken out the engine. Kind of odd, usually these are placed on a curve
to derail the whole string, could have been time delay on one of the tanker cars.


11 posted on 08/24/2008 5:56:26 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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