Explosion in Kharkiv: woman, child injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

A woman found a package, opened it and the explosion took place.
15:16, 29 January 2018

An explosion took place on January 29, at 9:30 at Klochkivska Street in Kharkiv as the Chief Department of the National Police in Kharkiv region reported.

'The law enforcers establish all circumstances of the explosion at Klochkivska Street in Kharkiv. The crime scene investigation team and the experts of the counter-explosive office of the police work at the scene of the crime. It was reported to police about the explosion at 9:30', the message said.

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The correspondent of 112 Ukraine reported that a woman with two-year-old child saw the package near the supermarket, opened it and the explosion took place.

Preliminary, 53-year-old woman with an avulsed wound of the hip and the child with an avulsed wound of the superciliary arch were hospitalized.

Later Zoryan Shkiryak, the Adviser of Interior Ministry reported on Facebook that preliminary, the explosion near the supermarket in Kharkiv was caused by the use of RGN hand grenade.

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The Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported that the investigators of the National Police opened the criminal proceeding qualified as the hooliganism.

'However, the law enforcers work out a few hypotheses, including the assault to murder and other. Also, it is not excluded that the incident can be qualified as the terrorist attack after the establishment of all circumstances', Shkiriak noted.

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112 Ukraine noted that woman's two fingers were ripped off and her leg was hurt by the fragments of the glass, her grandchild got the wound of the face. Also, it was specified that the woman was a cleaner at the chemist's shop near the supermarket. She saw the package and attempted to put it down the drain but the explosion took place.

Earlier we reported that the shooting took place in Kyiv on January 29. One person died and one more was wounded in the result of the incident.


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