26 October 2016

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Three injured in blast at Yavoriv training ground (Video)

Three soldiers have been injured in a blast at the Yavoriv training ground in Lviv region.

Photo from the Ministry of Defense
Photo from the Ministry of Defense

One of them is a grenade thrower of the 24th mechanized brigade who found an unknown object on the tactical ground after shooting drills, which exploded in his hands, Ukrainian TSN news service reported.

His two colleagues who were standing beside were hit by shrapnel.

SBU prevents blast at railway in Lviv region, one law enforcement officer injuredAll were taken to hospital. There is no threat to their lives, doctors say.

The military unit is conducting an internal investigation. It is known that the servicemen have neglected safety rules.

According to preliminary results of the investigation, the exploded object was the remains of an anti-tank guided missile.

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