18 August 2022,   10:54
"They have committed a terrorist act in Georgia" - first comment of the head of State Security Service on special operation

"If we look at today, they have committed terrorist act in Georgia, fighting for almost 18 hours with law enforcement agencies," Vakhtang Gomelauri, head of state security service made the first statement about the special operation.

The head of the State Security Service arrived at Tbilisi referral hospital, where the security forces members wounded during the special operation on Gabriel Salasi Avenue were transported.

Gomelauri expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased. According to him, the health condition of the wounded law enforcers is stable.

"We did not want to injure citizens, staff members of the law enforcement structures. There was a danger that the population would be taken hostage, "said Gomelauri.