7 Russian Soldiers Dead in South Ossetia Blast

Moscow silent amid fingerpointing as ceasefire is tested
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2008 5:46 PM CDT
European Union monitors are seen in the village of Duisi, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, on Wednesday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A bomb that killed seven Russian soldiers today in the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia is threatening the uneasy peace there, the Telegraph reports, though Moscow has thus far remained silent on the matter. The area was the focus of a 5-day war in August, and the rebels controlling it blamed the government of Georgia; officials there denied it, hinting instead at Russian troublemaking.