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GUNMEN ATTACK PREMIER OF BREAKAWAY REGION

Gunmen attacked a convoy carrying the prime minister of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia on Friday, wounding a driver, according to the vice premier of the Muslim enclave on the Black Sea.

It was the second assassination attempt in a month on Alexander Ankvab. His two-car convoy was traveling in the village of Anvab when the assailants raked the cars with automatic weapons fire, said Vice Prime Minister Leonid Lakerbaya.

Guards returned fire and the cars sped away, but not before the driver of the first car was wounded. His condition was not immediately known, Lakerbaya said. Lakerbaya and Ankvab, who were in the second car, were unharmed.

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