Unknown armed men seize hostages on Georgian-Russian border

In an effort to free hostages taken by armed men who crossed into Georgia from Russia, 3 Georgian soldiers and 11 of the armed group were killed. The identity and motive of the armed group are unknown at this time. The event happened near Lapankuri close to the Russian border in the Dagestan region.

Travellers should exercise caution and reconsider travelling in this area due to the uncertain security environment.