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    URGENT: Georgian police detain 13 civilians over mutiny at military base

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    TBILISI, May 5 (RIA Novosti) - Georgian police arrested on Tuesday 13 civilians and are questioning some 500 military personnel in connection with a mutiny at a military base near the capital, Tbilisi, the Interior Ministry said.

    The ministry said earlier in the day that a tank battalion at the Mukhrovani military base had mutinied as part of a plot to stage a nationwide coup and assassinate President Mikheil Saakashvili.

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