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Nine hurt in Ukraine church bombing: Official

A homemade bomb exploded in a church in Ukraine today, wounding nine people on the last day of a controversial visit to the country by Russia`s Orthodox Patriarch Kirill I, security forces said.



Kiev: A homemade bomb exploded in a church
in Ukraine today, wounding nine people on the last day of a
controversial visit to the country by Russia`s Orthodox
Patriarch Kirill I, security forces said.
"It was a homemade bomb," Ukrainian security services SBU
spokeswoman Marina Ostapenko said of the blast at a church in
the southeastern city of Zaporijia this afternoon.

"A woman has serious leg wounds," said regional interior
ministry spokesman Olexandre Volkodav. "A team of
investigators is on the scene."

A police statement said the blast did not cause major
damage to the church.

A church official told a local news website that a parcel
bomb was to blame.
"A package was near the church entrance, no one paid it
any attention and it exploded," the official was quoted as
saying by the www.reporter.zp.ua website.

The building belongs to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church,
which is under the Russian patriarchate in Moscow. The church
operates in Ukraine alongside dissident Orthodox confessions,
with which it has tense relations.

PTI

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