Russian prosecutors accuse Georgia of plotting car blast in South Ossetia | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Russian prosecutors accuse Georgia of plotting car blast in South Ossetia

Georgian special services were involved in Friday's car explosion in its breakaway region of South Ossetia, a spokesman for Russia's top investigation body said Saturday.

"The team of investigators conducting a preliminary probe has every reason to suspect that the Tskhinvali explosion was triggered by Georgian special forces to destabilize the situation in the independent republic," Vladimir Markin, spokesman for the Investigation Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti news agency.

However, Georgia denied Saturday that it had any involvement in the deadly car bomb blast.

"It is a provocation arranged by Russian special forces, which aims to slow down the withdrawal of the Russian armies of occupation from the territory adjoining the conflict zone," the Georgian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday described the blast as "a carefully planned terrorist act aimed at preventing the implementation of the Medvedev-Sarkozy plan," under which Russian troops are to pull back to positions inside Georgia's two separatist regions by Oct. 10.

A car bomb went off near the peacekeeping force's headquarters in the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali Friday afternoon, killing eight Russian peacekeepers and three civilians.