MOSCOW - The leader of the Moscow-backed breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia survived an assassination attempt on Wednesday during an attack which killed one of his bodyguards. Unidentified attackers targeted Abkhaz leader Alexander Ankvab’s convoy with a roadside bomb as he was travelling to work in the rebel region’s main city of Sukhumi and then opened fire, wounding the bodyguard who died in hospital. “According to preliminary information, after a land mine placed in the way of the president of Abkhazia’s motorcade exploded, the cars were fired on,” an unnamed security source said.