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Blast rocks Donetsk in east Ukraine, no deaths reported
October 20, 2014 / 12:40 PM / 3 years ago

Blast rocks Donetsk in east Ukraine, no deaths reported

KIEV (Reuters) - A powerful explosion near a munitions factory rocked the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Monday, breaking windows several kilometres (miles) away, but there was no word of any casualties.

The blast around noon (0900 GMT) (10:00 BST) showed fire and a column of grey smoke rising high into the sky to the northeast of the city, which is a stronghold for pro-Russian separatists fighting government forces.

A Ukrainian military spokesman denied the explosion was caused by a missile fired by government troops, saying Kiev's forces had nothing to do with the incident.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage

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