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Militia fighters repel attack on block post near ammo depots in east of Ukraine

April 27, 2014, 1:31 UTC+3 DONETSK
According to reports of eyewitnesses the attackers fired M-16 assault rifles
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DONETSK, April 27, /ITAR-TASS/. Unknown people clad in camouflage uniforms have opened fire on a block post located bear the Ukrainian city of Soledar in the immediate vicinity of an ammunition depot, the press service of the government of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) confirmed.

According to preliminary unconfirmed reports of eyewitnesses, only one people’s militia fighter of those who came under has fire survived, the rest were killed. According to the eyewitnesses, the attackers fired M-16 assault rifles.

At the same time, a representative of the DPR press service in a conversation with Itar-Tass confirmed the fact of the shooting. “Indeed, the attack was made on a block post that is located in the immediate vicinity of the Volodarsky mine (that is between the cities of Artyomovsk and Soledar),” he said.

According to him, the Ukrainian National Guard fighters landed from a helicopter in that area. The militia fighters managed to repel the attack, wounding one of the attackers and capturing another. The local residents have been coming to the block post in order to protect it from new attacks.

The incident took place near the Volodarsky mine, in the salt diggings of which a large amount of weapons and ammunition is stored.

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