: Explosion rocks Odesa Pivdennyi Bank's building late on Monday

10:40 Apr. 26, 2016

Explosion rocks Odesa Pivdennyi Bank's building late on Monday

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Empty launch tube was found near Odesa's bank building

An explosion in the Odesa-based office of Pivdennyi Bank was reported late on Monday evening, according to the press service of the National Police's main department in Odesa region.

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"An explosion in the lift shaft of Pivdennyi Bank's office building was reported to the police at 23:28 local time on April 25. Investigators, canine handlers, explosives experts, criminalists of the National Police's main department in Odesa region have left for the site," officials said.

No casualties have been reported. Odesa municipal news portal Timer said that the blast had been caused by an attack on the building with the use of a Mukha short-range, disposable light anti-tank rocket launcher.

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An empty launch tube was reportedly found in the bushes across the street not far from the building.

The building was insignificantly damaged; glass elements of the lift shaft, which is outside of the building, have been broken, Timer wrote.

Reporting by UNIAN

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