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Four civilians killed by shelling in Avdiyivka

A shell hit the backyard of a private house.

Four civilians were killed as a result of a shelling attack on Avdiyivka, Donetsk Region by pro-Russian militants on the evening of 13 May, the head of the Donetsk military-civil administration, Pavlo Zhebrivskyy, has said.

"Twenty minutes ago, Russian occupiers shelled Avdiyivka's residential neighbourhoods where private houses are located. A shell hit the backyard of a private house in Sapronov Street. Three women and a man were killed. Another gravely wounded man was taken to hospital," he said.

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Two girls, six and seven years old, who were on the site were not hurt, local police said.