Car bomb in Kiev

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KIEV: A colonel in Ukraine’s mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence was killed by a car bomb in the cap­i­tal yes­ter­day, the de­fence min­istry said, de­scrib­ing the in­ci­dent as a “ter­ror­ist act”.

Po­lice said an ex­plo­sive de­vice in the ve­hi­cle blew up while the car was mov­ing, killing the driver and wound­ing a passer-by. “As a re­sult of (the ex­plo­sion) a mem­ber of the de­fence min­istry’s main in­tel­li­gence de­part­ment, Colonel Mak­sim Shapo­val, was killed,” the de­fence min­istry said. Since fight­ing with pro-Rus­sian sep­a­ratists in eastern Ukraine broke out in 2014, the num­ber of in­ci­dents in­volv­ing ex­plo­sives out­side the con­flict zone has in­creased. Reuters –

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