ATO HQ: 66 militant attacks, 3 KIA, 10 WIA in last day

10:00, 17 February 2017
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The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 66 times in the past 24 hours with three Ukrainian soldiers reported as killed in action (KIA) and ten wounded in action (WIA), according to the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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In the Donetsk sector, they fired mortars of various calibers on the town of Avdiyivka and the villages of Kamianka, Pisky, Zaitseve, and Verkhniotoretske.

"The Russian occupation forces shelled rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on Kamianka, Zaitseve, Avdiyivka and Pisky. A sniper was active in Zaitseve. Additionally, the Ukrainian positions near Avdiyivka were attacked by a tank," the report says.

In the Luhansk sector, the occupiers used 120mm and 82mm mortars in the village of Krymske, as well as rocket-propelled grenades and small arms in the villages of Lobacheve, Novozvanivka, Stanytsia Luhanska and Novo-Oleksandrivka.

Read alsoOne civilian killed, another wounded in new attack on Avdiyivka on ThursdayOn the Mariupol line, the militants opened fire from 120mm and 82mm mortars on the villages of Shyrokyne and Pavlopil, and rocket-propelled grenades and small arms  -- on the town of Maryinka, and the villages of Novotroyitske, Novoselivka, Vodiane, Lebedynske, Shyrokyne, Pavlopil and Hnutove.

Armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles were used to attack Shyrokyne. Furthermore, enemy anti-tank missile systems shelled the village of Bohdanivka.

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