June 27, 2017 / 8:48 AM / in a month

Kiev car bomb kills colonel in Ukrainian military intelligence - defence ministry

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Investigators work at the scene of a car bomb explosion which killed Maxim Shapoval, a high-ranking official involved in military intelligence, in Kiev, Ukraine, June 27, 2017.Valentyn Ogirenko

KIEV (Reuters) - A Ukrainian serviceman killed by a car bomb in Kiev on Tuesday was a colonel for Ukraine's military intelligence, the defence ministry said in a statement.

"As a result of (the explosion) a member of the defence ministry's main intelligence department, Colonel Maksim Shapoval, was killed," it said.

Reporting by Alessandra Prentice, editing by Ed Osmond

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