Young girl among six killed in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian gunmen stand guard at the Oktyaber neighborhood, north west of Donetsk, near the destroyed airport, on November 13, 2014 in UkraineA five-year-old girl, a mine company worker and four government soldiers were killed Friday during fighting in war-torn east Ukraine, officials said. The child died and her mother was seriously wounded when rebel mortar fire hit a village near the frontline northwest of the major rebel stronghold of Lugansk, a military spokesman in Kiev and local officials said. Pro-Kiev local governor Gennadiy Moskal said the mother was taking her daughter to a local clinic when the incident occurred. Elsewhere, Ukraine’s military said four soldiers died and five others were wounded Friday as government positions came under bombardment around the region.

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