Three teenagers have been killed and another one has been wounded in a landmine blast near the Russian occupied town of Horlivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

"According to the 'Emergency Situation Ministry," a MON-type landmine exploded at the tree belt on the front line. Three children were killed, another one being in a serious condition was hospitalized," the so-called "mayor" of Horlivka, Ivan Prikhodko, said, the local militant-controlled news outlet DAN said.

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Other local sources reported that the killed teenagers were 13 (two) and 12 (one) years old. The wounded child is 10 years old.

The MON-50 is a claymore shaped (rectangular, slightly concave), plastic bodied, directional type of anti-personnel mine designed and manufactured in the Soviet Union. It is designed to wound or kill by explosive fragmentation.