Three civilians killed in Ukraine shelling

25th November 2014, Comments 0 comments

Three civilians were killed by shelling in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours, separatist officials said on Tuesday.

One shell hit a minibus early on Tuesday, killing two passengers including a man of around 25 and a woman in her forties, and injuring eight others, a hospital source told AFP.

The incident happened close to Donetsk airport, the scene of heavy fighting between Ukrainian and rebel forces for several months.

Four areas of the city were hit by shells overnight, the Donetsk town hall said, without giving details of the third death.

More than 4,300 people have been killed since fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine in April.

© 2014 AFP

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