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One civilian killed, one more wounded during rebels attack on Mayorsk checkpoint
11:08, 14 December 2016
One civilian killed, one more wounded during rebels attack on Mayorsk checkpoint

The attack took place at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, - Ukraine’s State Border Guard

11:08, 14 December 2016

Wounded civilian, Mayorsk checkpoint, December 14, 2016
Facebook Oleg Slobodyan

Russia-backed militants fired on Mayorsk checkpoint in Donetsk region, killing a civilian and wounding another one. Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service reported this on the morning of Wednesday, December 14.

The attack occurred at about 9 a.m., when civilians were present at the checkpoint on the division line between Ukraine-controlled territories and the militant-held area of Donetsk region. ‘Small arms were used during the attack that took place 50 meters from the checkpoint. One of the bullets wounded a man to his shoulder, while another man received a fatal injury to the head,’ the report says.       

6,160 people and 1,105 cars were present near the checkpoint at the moment of the attack. Thanks to well-coordinated actions of the state border guards, the civilians were immediately brought out of the firing line.    

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