Explosion at Checkpoint Near Ukraine's Odessa, 7 Wounded

Explosion at Checkpoint Near Ukraine’s Odessa, 7 Wounded

11:18 25/04/2014

KIEV, April 25 (RIA Novosti) – Seven people, including a policeman, have been injured in an explosion at a checkpoint in the Odessa region in southern Ukraine, local police said in a statement Friday.

“As a result of the incident, seven people were injured, including one police officer. Victims were taken to hospitals, where they were given first aid,” the statement said.

The incident took place at the 7th kilometer marking on the Ovidiopolskaya road. An investigative team is working at the site.

“The suspected cause of the explosion was the actuation of an explosive device by unidentified persons,” the Chief Directorate of the State Emergency Service in Ukraine in Odessa Region said.

The victims suffered shrapnel wounds to the lower extremities, and ambulance crews took them to local hospitals in Odessa, according to the report.

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