Car bomb kills senior Ukrainian intelligence officer in Kiev

Kristopher Drake
June 28, 2017

Ukrainian media reported that Shapoval was chief of military intelligence's special forces.

A colonel in Ukraine's military intelligence was killed by a vehicle bomb in central Kiev on Tuesday, the defense ministry said, describing the incident as a "terrorist act", Reuters reported.

Police said an explosive device in the vehicle blew up at 0516 GMT while the auto was moving, killing the driver.

At least one passerby was wounded in the incident and he was taken to a hospital, according to police.

'At the present time the picture gathered of the crime suggests it was a planned terrorist act, ' Shevchenko said.

Investigators were treating the explosion as a terror attack.

No-one has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

Tuesday's blast is the latest deadly incident to hit Kiev, as Ukraine battles Russia-backed rebels in its eastern regions.

In July a year ago, prominent investigate journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in central Kyiv while driving to front a radio talk show.

In March, former Russian MP Denis Voronenkov, a critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot dead outside a hotel in the capital.

As the conflict in the Donbass region of East Ukraine smolders with seemingly a handful of soldiers on both sides being killed every week by artillery or sniper fire, the fight more and more seems to be spilling out of Donetsk and Luhansk, and into Kyiv proper.

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