Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Grenade thrown at Kyiv rail station injures seven

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An unknown assailant threw a handgrenade from a passing car into the Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky rail station in Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine, early Wednesday morning, March 11, 2009, according to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Seven people were injured by the explosion, and were hospitalized, but no fatalities resulted, SBU said.

The grenade landed near the Sanitary and Epidemiological Service building within the rail station, located near the city’s center, at about 12:30 a.m. local time. SBU special services are examining the site, as is the Kyiv police department.

Kyiv-Pasazhyrsky serves roughly 170,000 passengers per day traveling to and from the nation's capital.