Ukraine: 10 civilians dead in rebel shelling of checkpoint

January 13, 2015 1:00 PM

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DONETSK, Ukraine – A bus driving near an army checkpoint in eastern Ukraine was hit by a rebel shell Tuesday, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding a further 13, local officials said.

The Donetsk regional administration, which answers to the central government in Kiev, said in a statement that the rebels shelled the checkpoint near the town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region while the passenger bus was passing through it.

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