September 8, 2017 / 5:19 PM / in 10 months

Foreigner killed in car explosion in central Kiev, police say

KIEV (Reuters) - A Georgian man was killed and a woman was injured in a car explosion in the center of Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, in Friday evening’s rush hour, police said.

Investigators work at the site of a car explosion in central Kiev, Ukraine September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Artem Shevchenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s interior ministry, said the police had launched investigation into the killing.

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“An unidentified explosive device exploded inside the car. A Georgian citizen was killed,” he said.

He said there were three people in the car. An injured woman was brought in hospital and a child survived, he said.

The local television channel 112 showed a black Toyota, the left side of which had been badly damaged in the blast.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Editing by Toby Chopra

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