Journalists killed in South Ossetia
12 Aug 08

Georgian journalists Grigol Chikhladze and Alexander Klimchuk were shot dead on Sunday by pro-independence fighters in South Ossetia. They had been traveling with Teimuraz Kikuradze and US journalist Winston Federley when they came across a road block in Tskhinvali, capital of the breakaway republic of South Ossetia. Ossetian forces opened fire when the journalists attempted to avoid the roadblock. Chikhladze and Klimchuk were killed outright, whilst Kikuradze and Federley were injured in the attack. Chikhladze had been head of Alinia TV and Kikuradze a correspondent for Itar-Tas.

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