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Clashes kill 74 civilians in 3 days in Ukraine’s Donetsk

An employee of Ukraine's State Emergency Service carries an elderly woman in a transit camp for displaced people in the small eastern Ukrainian city of Svatovo, Lugansk region August 12, 2014. (AFP Photo/Sergey Bobok)

DONETSK, Ukraine: Fierce clashes between government forces and rebel fighters have killed 74 civilians over the last three days in east Ukraine's war-torn Donetsk region, local authorities said Thursday.

"Over the past three days, 74 residents of the region were killed and another 116 were wounded as a result of fighting," the Donetsk region's health authorities said in a statement.

 

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