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Abkhazian leader hurt in assassination attempt

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The Abkhazian Prime Minister, Alexander Ankhab, is recovering after being slightly injured in an assassination attempt. It is the fourth time he has been targeted since he took office in February last year. The leader of Georgia’s breakaway republic was hurt when attackers fired a grenade at his car. The incident took place on a main road to Abkhazia’s capital, Sukhumi.

Authorities say he was briefly treated in hospital for shock and shrapnel wounds in his back before being sent home. The Russian backed province on the Black Sea has declared independence but this has not been internationally recognised.