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South Ossetia official's home attacked with grenade, no injuries

Feb. 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

TSKHINVALI, Georgia, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- An official's home in the Georgian breakaway state of South Ossetia was attacked with a hand grenade early Sunday, authorities said, but no injuries occurred.

The device exploded outside the home of Boris Chochiev, the head of the presidential administration in South Ossetia, RIA Novosti reported.

The house sustained minor damage.

South Ossetia President Leonid Tibilov called for an emergency meeting of the security council to investigate the incident.

Authorities said they were searching for the attackers.

In 2008, Russia went to war with Georgia, a former Soviet state, over South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Russia and a few other nations recognize their independence, but the two regions remain in dispute.

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