`Georgia recruiting refugees as sabotage activists`

KGB says Georgian security services are preparing youth for sabotage groups.

Updated: Aug 28, 2010, 12:59 PM IST

Moscow: Security services in Georgia are recruiting young people living in refugee camps in sabotage groups, an official of the KGB secret service has said.

"It is known with certainty that Georgian security services are preparing subversive groups from young people living in the refugee camps. They are preparing them for reconnaissance and sabotage activities. We do not rule out that these terrorist groups may sneak into the territory of South Ossetia," Boris Attoyev, the head of South Ossetian KGB, said on Friday.

Air defence systems in South Ossetia have noticed several spy drones taking off from Georgian territory in night time, Attoyev said.
Moscow recognised South Ossetia as independent and became the guarantor of its security following the August 2008 war between Russia and Georgia, whose forces attacked South Ossetia in an attempt to bring it back under central control.