Scene of one of the blasts
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Series of blasts hits east Ukraine city; 27 injured

Four explosions rock Dnipropetrovsk injuring 27 people including nine children; authorities investigating

Fours explosions rattled the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk on Friday, the INTERFAX news agency reported. Kiev is treating the blasts as a terrorist attack.


Emergency officials said at least 27 people, including nine schoolchildren, were hurt in the blasts.  



Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Yulia Yershova says the first blast occurred at a tramway stop in the center of Dnipropetrovsk, injuring 13 people.


The second injured 11 people near a school, among them nine children, while the third wounded three near a railway station.


A fourth blast was also heard in the city center, Yershova said. It was unclear whether anybody was injured.


Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko announced he was flying to Dnipropetrovsk to investigate the blasts.


AP and Reuters contributed to this report



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