Two dead, one injured after grenade blast in Ukraine


Ukraine police have confirmed that two people died with another injured after a grenade explosion in central Kyiv on Tuesday night.

According to Spokeswoman for Kyiv police, Oksana Blyshchyk, one of the deceased was a former soldier who fought against Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east.

She added that the second victim was an office guard.

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

The deadly blast took place around 11 p.m. on Tuesday night at a building hosting several offices, including that of Hahn Air airline, the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and a gadget store.

The police stated that they are investigating the circumstances of the explosion.

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

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