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Mine Explosion Kills Three Children in Eastern Ukraine


7Dnews London

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:17 GMT

Three children have been killed, and a fourth child was injured on Sunday in a landmine explosion in rebel-held Eastern Ukraine, where explosive remnants of war remained for four years, reports AFP.

The explosion took place in the industrial town of Gorlevka, 30 km (30 miles) north of Donetsk, which the rebels regard as their capital, separatist Defense Minister Eduard Bassorin told AFP. 

He said the injured 10-year-old child was hospitalised. 

The children were walking, "they found an abandoned house and were looking for an adventure," Goranjka mayor Ivan Prikhodko told AFP. 

"We are constantly facing (mine explosions) and I think it will continue for some time," he said. 

The statement came a month after President Alexander Zakharchenko was killed in a cafe bombing in the center of the separatist capital. 

The conflict between separatists loyal to Russia and the Ukrainian army has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014.