A firefight has been reported in the Georgian city of Tbilisi where security forces storm a multi-storey apartment building.
Georgia’s state security service said a unidentified number of suspects holed up in one of the apartments opened fire on the troops that were conducting the operation in the area.
According to reports, at least 1 suspect was detained and at least one security officer was shot in the head during the operation. The officer is in a critical condition.
“According to the preliminary information they are not Georgian nationals and they are members of a terrorist organisation,” Nino Giorgobiani, the deputy head of administration at Georgia’s state security service, commented the situation. “It is important to note, that Georgia’s counter-terrorism department has been conducting negotiations with them for several hours about surrendering but they rejected it.”
The situation remains tense.