A magazine of arms and shells taken from Georgian military bases by the Russians exploded in Tskhinvali yesterday morning. It was reported that over 200 shells exploded at once. The stolen armaments were being kept at the Tskhinvali Auto Transport facility.
The Russian NTV Channel reported that one Russian soldier was injured as the result of the blast. Shell fragments also fell in the barracks where occupation troops are stationed. The explosion caused a major fire, which local firefighters took several hours to extinguish. Reportedly, the blast caused panic in the city and separatist troops began to evacuate locals.