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 Blast rocked Kyiv's downtown outside Cabinet on Aug. 24. VIDEO+PHOTOS

An unknown device exploded near the building of the Cabinet of Ministers in downtown Kyiv on Independence Day.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Hromadske, the explosion occurred in the area between the Cabinet building and the Dynamo Stadium. Representatives of the SBU, bomb experts and ambulance arrived at the scene.

According to eyewitnesses, the blast "seriously wounded a woman, and she is lying on the ground. One more person is wounded in the head."

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According to the police, at 2:06 p.m., a duty officer was informed about the explosion of an unknown object on Hrushevskoho Street, which resulted in injuries to a man and a woman.

"The investigation team and bomb technicians are working on the spot to establish the circumstances of the incident," the police reported.

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