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Gunfire Reported As Georgian Officials Conduct Tbilisi 'Counterterrorism Operation'


Media reported that an explosion was heard in the area, as well as sporadic gunfire.

According to media reports, security forces in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, are conducting a security operation against gunmen in a residential area on the outskirts of the city.

The incident began early in the morning of November 22 when security forces launched a counterterrorism operation to detain two foreigners, Georgia's state-run First Channel reported.

The area has been evacuated as security forces continue their efforts to detain the suspects.

Media reported that an explosion was heard in the area, as well as sporadic gunfire.

The suspects are accused of having unspecified contacts with foreign "terrorist organizations."

Based on reporting by APA, RIA Novosti, First Channel, and Interpressnews
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