Two injured in explosion in central Kiev: Police

Investigators and policemen work at the site of an explosion near government headquarters in the centre of Kiev, Ukraine, on  Aug 24, 2017.
Investigators and policemen work at the site of an explosion near government headquarters in the centre of Kiev, Ukraine, on Aug 24, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (REUTERS) - Two people were injured by an explosion in the centre of Kiev, Ukraine's capital, on Independence Day, police said on Thursday (Aug 24).

The blast occurred at 2.06pm local time (7.06pm Singapore time), police said in a statement, giving no more details.

Local television channel 112 showed a woman lying on the ground in the street near the building of the Ukrainian government.