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Three Ukrainian Soldiers Die In Training Accident

Three Ukrainian soldiers have died and nine were wounded during a training accident on July 6, the Ukrainian military said in a statement.

The soldiers were killed by a suspected mortar explosion during tactical exercises, the statement added.

It said that there would be an official investigation.

The accident happened in western Ukraine.

Kyiv is fighting a Russia-backed separatist insurgency in the country’s east that has killed at least 10,300 people since 2014.

Based on reporting by Reuters and Interfax