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Three people dead, four injured in shelling in Ukraine’s Luhansk — emergencies minister

February 13, 2015, 9:59 UTC+3 LUGANSK
Last night, the city was shelled twice, the emergencies minister of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic Sergey Ivanushkin says
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LUHANSK, February 13. /TASS/. Three people died and four more were injured in the shelling of residential areas in Luhansk from multiple rocket launch systems, the emergencies minister of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Sergey Ivanushkin said on Friday.

Last night, the city was shelled twice, Ivanushkin said. The first shelling came at around 10:30pm local time in the eastern part of Luhansk. 52 explosions were registered when Smerch rockets hit targets.

"Apart from residential houses, [Smerch rockets] hit a fire department, a dairy plant, a gas pipeline, Vostochnaya boiler station and a kindergarten," Ivanushkin said.

The second shelling was carried out from Grad multiple rocket launcher at around 3:45am local time. Rockets hit residential houses located close to the center of the city.

"They hit the Donbas Proletariat block. The object is being inspected. A team of explosives experts has just started their work," the minister noted.

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