Head of the Donetsk military and civil regional state administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"The occupants have again shelled Avdiivka. The explosions were heard in Khimik neighborhood. The ambulance and coordination center representatives left for the impact area," Zhebrivskyi said.
He later posted an update: "The shelling of Avdiivka is well underway. One of the shells hit a nine-storey apartment house, damaged two apartments on the second floor. Two teenagers were injured by shrapnel. They were taken to the hospital."
He also reported that a shell hit a 14-storey house. "An apartment on the top floor was damaged. Fortunately, no one was inside the apartment when it happened," Zhebrivskyi added.
As reported, the militants shelled Avdiivka's residential neighborhoods late Feb. 16 inflicting damage and civilian casualties.
A local resident, born in 1973, received shrapnel wounds to the neck and head after a projectile landed virtually in Avdiivka's downtown. The man was taken to the hospital, but the doctors failed to save him.
Besides, another local resident, born in 1983, received shrapnel wound to his foot. A 77-year-old man suffered burns caused by damaged heating system after his house was hit by projectile.
In addition, several other apartment houses were damaged in militants' strikes.
The prosecutor's office determined this shelling of Avdiivka's residential neighborhoods as a terrorist attack.
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