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Four explosions were heard early Sunday morning in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, hitting an apartment building near the city center, spreading fire and emitting large ash smoke, AFP reporters said.
The bomber struck shortly after 6:30 a.m. (330 GMT), about half an hour after anti-aircraft sirens sounded in the capital, which had not been bombed by Russia for nearly three weeks.
No immediate information was available about the victims.
An AFP reporter who lives in the same apartment asked Spyra before the explosions.
“Several explosions have been reported in the Shevchenkivsky district,” Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko told the Telegram, which extends from the city center to the northwest of the capital.
“Ambulances and rescue workers are on site and are working to evacuate the occupants of the two buildings,” he added.
Upon arrival, the AFP team saw thick smoke rising in the damaged residential area, which was surrounded by police.
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