Attack on Shevardnadze

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An explosive device was detonated near the residence of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze in Tbilisi last night, injuring several people. The president was unharmed.

A presidential spokesman called the incident an assassination attempt. It was the second apparent to kill Mr Shevardnadze, who once served as a Soviet foreign minister before Georgia gained independence. - AP, Tbilisi