Two People killed in Kiev Bomb Blast

Two men were killed in a grenade explosion in downtown Kiev, Ukrainian, which left two men dead and also a woman injured at the entrance to an office building in the centre of the capital, police said.

Kiev police spokeswoman Oksana Blyshchyk told AFP that one of the dead was a former soldier who fought against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east.

The second victim was an office guard, she added.

“Fragments found at the scene indicate that it was a hand grenade,” Blyshchyk said.

Police said they were investigating the circumstances of the explosion, adding that the working version of the incident was the careless handling of an explosive device.

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Attacks or accidents involving grenades and other weapons are not uncommon in Ukraine, where a large number of arms circulate due to the conflict in the east.

Source: AFP

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