Explosion in Kyiv as Ukraine marks Independence Day

At least two people have been hurt after an explosion hit the Ukrainian capital. Initial assesments by police suggest it was the work of hooligans.
Ukraine Tag der Unabhängigkeit in Kiew (picture-alliance/dpa/Tass/P. Sivkov)
Two people have been injured after an unknown object exploded in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Thursday, police said.
Leaders from around eastern Europe, as well as US Defense Secretary James Mattis, had gathered in the city to celebrate the anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union.

The blast happened at 14:06 local time, (1106 GMT), police said in a statement..
"A man and a woman received bodily injuries," police said. Investigators and explosion experts were at the scene on Grushevskogo street, near the building of the Ukrainian government.
Local broadcaster 112 aired images of a woman lying on the ground. A Ukrainian internet TV outlet shared video from the scene on social media.
Likely the work of hooligans: police
The two wounded people were taken away and officials cordoned off the area, a correspondent for AFP news agency said.
A spokeswoman for the Ukrainian Security Service told AFP that "so far our first version of the blast is hooliganism."
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