Two teenagers killed by shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 05, 2014 10:57 AM

KIEV (Reuters) - Two teenagers were killed by shelling while out playing on a school sports field in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, Donetsk city administration said in an online statement.

"As a result of a missile strike from the conflict zone two teenagers were killed and a further three were injured on a school sports field," the statement said.

Local people said the incident happened about 2-3 km (1-1.5 miles) from Donetsk airport where separatists have been fighting to seize control from government forces despite a ceasefire declared on Sept. 5.

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