Militants attack Avdiyivka, local woman injured (Photo)
As a result of intense shelling by Russian-backed militants of the old part of the town of Avdiyivka, a woman was wounded on Turheneva Street at about 17:35 on Tuesday, June 13, according to Pokrovsky police department of the Donetsk region.
"A 48-year-old woman was in her own yard when the shelling began. A piece of shrapnel hit her right leg. She was provided medical assistance on the spot, but refused to be hospitalized," the police said.
Another shell exploded next to the house, which owners – a 58-year-old woman and her son, 37 – miraculously escaped injuries. Shrapnel damaged the windows and facade of the building, as well as a car.
Law enforcers have been recording the consequences of the shelling, asking the residents what help they need.
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The militants have been shelling the residential areas of the frontline town of Avdiyivka for the third consecutive day. It's the sixth day when the town is left without gas since the moment when the militants again damaged the old gas pipeline. A state of emergency was declared in Avdiyivka.