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Explosion hits central Kiev on Independence Day

Two people have been injured in the explosion of an unidentified object in central Kiev, the press service of the Kiev police reported on Thursday.

"At 14:06 the police received a report on the explosion of an unidentified object on Grushevsky Street. A man and a woman have sustained injuries," the police said.

A TASS correspondent reported from the scene that the explosion occurred between the House of the Government and the Dynamo stadium. Representatives of the Ukrainian Security Service, bomb-disposal experts and ambulances have arrived at the scene. National Police head Sergey Knyazev is at the scene of the accident as well.

[Source: Itar Tass, Kiev, 24Aug17]

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