One soldier killed, another wounded due to explosion in Luhansk region

13:55, 19 September 2015
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One Ukrainian soldier was killed and another was wounded as a result of explosion in Stanytsia Luhanska area, representative of the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Luhansk region Ruslan Tkachuk said.


"On September 18 at 23:15 the Kyiv time, a wounded soldier and dead soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were brought to the district territorial medical association in Stanytsia Luhanska. According to preliminary information, yesterday at about 22:20 near the observation post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Bolotene village, Ukrainian military spotted the unknown and started chasing them" according to a report.

As noted, there were soon two explosions, probably due to triggering a trip-wire actuating device. One Ukrainian soldier sustained shrapnel wounds to his legs, and the other died on the site.

Military prosecutors and law enforcement officers are investigating the incident.

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