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Three civilians wounded in Avdiyivka shelling

Prosecutors classified the incident as a "terrorist attack."

Three civilians wounded in Avdiyivka shelling
Photo: Photo: dn.npu.gov.ua

Three civilians were wounded as a result of massive shelling of Avdiyivka, Donetsk Region on 29 January. Prosecutors classified the incident as a terrorist attack, the Prosecutor-General's Office (PGO) said on 30 January.

"During a massive shelling of the city of Avdiyivka, Yasynuvata District on 29 January, the members of the Donetsk people's republic terrorist organization wounded three civilians, born in 1976, 1959 and 1991," the statement reads.

The terrorists carried out a "deliberate fire attack on residential areas, being reliably aware that there were civilians in the area."

As a result, three civilians sustained mine-explosive injuries and shrapnel wounds.

They received medical help. Law enforcers are investigating the incident as an act of terrorism.

Previously, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak told reporters that two militant groups had attempted to storm Avdiyivka during the day. Five Ukrainian troops were killed in hostilities, nine wounded and four injured.