6 militants killed, 3 Ukrainian troops injured

Ukraine`s National Guard says its forces abandoned a military outpost in the eastern city of Luhansk after running out of ammunition in a 10-hour battle with pro-Russian militants.

Kiev: Ukraine`s National Guard says its forces abandoned a military outpost in the eastern city of Luhansk after running out of ammunition in a 10-hour battle with pro-Russian militants.

Officials said in a statement today that six militants were killed and three Ukrainian servicemen were injured in fighting overnight.

The fighting in Ukraine`s east has escalated following the May 25 presidential election won by billionaire candy magnate Petro Poroshenko, with rebels launching an attack on a major airport and shooting down a government helicopter elsewhere.

Hundreds of insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, today mounted a daylong siege of a border guards base on the outskirts of Luhansk

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