Several injured after a bomb hits the town of Melitopol in Russian-occupied Ukraine

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Ukrainian War: According to preliminary information, 3 people were injured in the explosion of a bomb in Melitopol.

Kyiv:

A car bomb exploded in the Russian-controlled Ukrainian town of Melitopol on Monday, injuring several people in what the Russian investigative commission and a Ukrainian official said were the work of Ukrainians opposed to Russia.

“On May 30, 2022, an explosion allegedly took place in the center of Melitopol near a residential building at the time of the distribution of humanitarian aid, which was organized by Ukrainian saboteurs,” said the Russian investigative commission on its website.

According to preliminary information, three people were injured, the committee added.

Exiled Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov also reported the blast in a separate statement, adding that it occurred near a building belonging to the Russian-appointed administration chief.

He said it was possible the blast was the work of local resistance as townspeople continued to protest against the occupation.

Earlier on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov condemned the blast, saying attacks on civilian infrastructure in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine were “outrageous”.

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