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Ukrainian Police Officer, Attacker Killed In Kharkiv Shootout


Investigators at the scene of the shooting incident in Kharkiv on August 20.

A gunman and a police officer have been killed in a shootout in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv near the city council building.

According to an August 20 statement from Ukraine's National Police, the unidentified gunman opened fire overnight on a group of police officers near the Kharkiv City Council.

Authorities say police returned fire and killed the gunman, who wounded a police officer and a security guard at the city council building.

The wounded police officer died later on August 20 at a hospital while the security guard was hospitalized in stable condition.

An investigation was launched into the attack, but authorities said they had no immediate information about why the man had opened fire.

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