Squabble at Georgia Armenia Border Stirs Tensions

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Georgian National Security Council called a special meeting to address a squabble which took place on the Armenia-Georgia border on Monday.

According to Prime news agency–an argument erupted between Armenia’s residing in Akhalkalak and Georgians working at a customs point. During the squabble–a 70-year-old Armenian woman was struck by one of the customs station officials–following which local residents set ablaze the customs point at the border between Armenia and Georgia.

On Tuesday–the Armenian residents of Akhalkalak gathered at the regional government headquarters and demanded a reduction of government service stations at the Armenia-Georgia border.

That same night–a group of drunk individuals–identified as Armenia’s–have driven through the border from the said customs point.

The regional government officials have mobilized all border units–but no incidents have been reported at press time.

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