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Blast Kills Man Suspected Of Planting Bomb Under Car In Kyiv

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The scene of the blast in Kyiv early on April 4.

A man suspected of planting a bomb under the car of a Ukrainian security officer has died from injuries he sustained overnight when the bomb exploded in the parking lot of a Kyiv shopping center.

Ukrainian media reports say the man was trying to install the explosives under a Chevrolet Evander automobile that belonged to a security officer who previously took part in military operations against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

According to police in Kyiv's Holosiyiv district, the man was taken to a hospital after the 2 a.m. explosion on April 4.

The Prosecutor-General's Office confirmed later on April 4 that the man died without regaining consciousness.

Before his death, authorities said they had launched an investigation into what was being treated as a case of attempted murder and illegally possessing explosives.

They said their investigation was continuing after the death of the suspected bomber.

The authorities did not identify the suspected bomber, but some reports quoted investigators as saying he was not a Ukrainian citizen.

The owner of the car, whose name was not released, was not present at the time of the explosion.

Based on reporting by UNIAN, Censor.net, and Ukraiyinska Pravda
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