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Fifteen bodies recovered after attack on refugee convoy in Ukraine: Military

Published on Aug 19, 2014 3:45 PM
 
Ukrainian servicemen drive armored vehicles along a road as they patrol the Donetsk region on Aug 18, 2014. Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of Monday's rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (Reuters) - Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of Monday's rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday.

"By 7pm last night we retrieved 15 bodies... The search continued into the night and is continuing today," the spokesman Andriy Lysenko told Reuters.

The attack occurred near the city of Luhansk, close to the border with Russia, in an area where there had been intense artillery exchanges between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

The Kiev military blamed the attack on the rebels, but they have denied responsibility. At least one rebel leader suggested no attack had occurred.

 
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