Georgian security forces announced, today, Friday, that they are conducting a special operation in the city of Tbilisi, where gunmen stormed a building of a company that provides microcredit services.
According to the Georgian “Rustavi” channel, the gunmen who stormed the building took 10 people hostage.
There are no other details so far, as the security forces set a security cordon around the entire area.
The Georgian Ministry of Interior confirmed the armed attack on the company in the center of Tbilisi, and that security forces had been sent there.
According to eyewitnesses, more than one gunman carried out the attack, and one of them was carrying a grenade, indicating that the police managed to convince them to release two people.
And Georgian media announced that the number of the attackers was 5, and all of them were armed.
The police forces demanded from all media outlets to stop the live broadcast from the scene of the accident.