War takes its toll: Casualties reported as military vehicle hits road mine in eastern Ukraine

12:47 Oct. 17, 2016

Casualties reported as military vehicle hits road mine in eastern Ukraine

Military vehicles move near the village of Petrivske, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine (Getty Images)

Incident happened in the government-controlled area of Luhansk region

One Ukrainian serviceman died and three more were wounded when a military vehicle hit a mine in Popasna district of a government-controlled part of Luhansk region.

The servicemen suffered injuries of various degrees of severity, and are currently hospitalized, according to local officials.

Read also Militants launch offensive on Ukraine's army positions

Combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in the Luhansk region 29 times in the past day.

The militants fired 120mm and 82mm mortars, grenade launchers, machine guns and small arms.


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