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Two Blasts In Eastern Ukraine; No One Hurt

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Two blasts occurred simultaneously in the eastern Ukrainian town of Makeevka, in the Donetsk region, but no one was hurt in the explosions.

A local police spokesman said one of the blasts was near the building of a local coal company, and the other at the city's market.

Police said the motive behind the blasts appeared to be extortion.

A letter was found near the site of one of the blasts threatening further explosions if a large sum of money was not paid.

compiled from agency reports