Russia military commander hurt in fighting: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The commander of the 58th Army that spearheaded the Russian counter-attack in Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia was injured by shrapnel and is undergoing treatment in hospital, Itar-Tass news agency said.

“General Anatoly Khrulyov was traveling in a military convoy when it came under fire from the Georgians. The commander has shrapnel wounds,” the deputy chief of the Russian general staff, Col-Gen Anatoly Nogovitsyn told Interfax.

Khrulyov was taken to hospital in the neighbouring Russian region of North Ossetia, Nogovitsyn was reported as saying.

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