Rocket strikes civilian bus at eastern Ukraine checkpoint, killing 11

Rocket strikes civilian bus at eastern Ukraine checkpoint, killing 11

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Eleven people were killed and 13 others injured after a shell struck a bus at a roadblock in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, highlighting the continuing dangers to civilians as fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels intensifies.

The bus was hit while stopped at a Ukrainian-controlled checkpoint near the town of Volnovakha, 30 miles south of the rebel stronghold Donetsk, where it was headed, Donetsk Regional State Administration spokesperson Olena Maliutina told Interfax-Ukraine.

Vyacheslav Abroskyn, head of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry in the Donetsk region,

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