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Published: Tuesday July 22, 2014 MYT 2:05:14 PM
Updated: Tuesday July 22, 2014 MYT 2:06:52 PM

Ukrainian spokesman says suicide bomber attacked checkpoint

KIEV (Reuters) - A spokesman for Ukraine's military operation in the country's east said on Tuesday a suicide bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives had attacked a Ukrainian checkpoint during the night.

A spokesman for the "anti-terrorist operation" against separatists who have rebelled in eastern Ukraine told 112 television channel: "A checkpoint was attacked by a suicide bomber in a van packed with explosives."

He gave no further details.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Timothy Heritage)

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