Two civilians wounded as a result of mine and bomb explosion in Luhansk region

14:15, 26 June 2015
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Two civilians were injured as a result of the explosion of a mine and an unidentified explosive device in Luhansk region on Thursday, the press service of Governor of Luhansk Region Hennadiy Moskal said on Friday.

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According to the report, on Thursday afternoon, a local person grazing a cow set off an anti-personnel mine in a pasture near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska. A 74-year-old woman was severely injured, and her cow, which stepped on the mine, was killed. The woman was taken to the district hospital, and the doctors are doing everything possible to save her life.

Another similar incident took place in the village of Shyroka of Stanychno-Luhanskiy district in the evening. A young couple was walking along the outskirts of the village, found a bag and took it home. When they tried to open it, it exploded, as a result of which a 29-year-old man received shrapnel wounds to his hands. The wounded man was hospitalized, the injuries are not serious and there is no threat to his life.

According to Moskal, on Friday night Russian-backed militants fired mortars, small arms, rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns twice on the village of Stanytsia Luhanska. The first shelling started at 2100 and ended at midnight, while the second lasted from 0300 to 0500. According to preliminary reports, there are no casualties. More detailed information about the incident is being verified.

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