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Two killed, seven injured in clashes in east Ukraine

Two killed, seven injured in clashes in east Ukraine

At least two people have been killed and seven others injured after clashes erupted between Ukraine security forces and pro-Russia protesters in the country’s east, Press TV reported.

Two civilians died after security forces made a night-time approach to the city of Slavyansk, reports said on Saturday. Four others were also wounded in the incident.

Slavyansk has been the scene of a fierce confrontation between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia activists in recent weeks.

Three soldiers were also injured in a gun battle near the border post of Dyakovo. An army spokesman said that the gunfire came after some 80 people attacked the post with mortar shells.

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