Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing

Kiev car bombing treated as terrorist attack

Kiev car bombing treated as terrorist attack

Ukraine probes blast of Colonel Maksim Shapoval's vehicle as "terrorist act", saying it was caused by explosive device.

The Ukrayinska Pravda online newspaper said earlier on Tuesday, citing its own sources, that the head of one of the Chief Intelligence Directorate's special operations departments had been killed in an explosion in Kyiv.

A Ukrainian military intelligence colonel has been killed in a auto bomb in what is being described as a "terrorist act", it has emerged.

Maksym Shapoval, a colonel at the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry, died on the spot, when his auto blew up on the road in a residential district, the statement said.

Police said they were treating the explosion as a terrorist attack.

Police said the explosion occurred early morning while the auto was moving.

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She said she then went back into the home, smoked marijuana and slept for two to three hours. The children were identified as 1-year old Cavanaugh Ramirez, and 2-year old Juliet Ramirez.

"At the present time the picture gathered of the crime suggests it was a planned terrorist act", Shevchenko said.

Tuesday's blast is the latest deadly incident to hit Kiev, as Ukraine battles Russia-backed rebels in its eastern regions.

In March former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov turned Kremlin critic was shot dead in central Kiev.

Kiev regional police chief Andriy Kryshchenko tells 112 television channel the unidentified explosive device was either attached to the bottom of the auto or planted inside.

There has also been a string of assassinations of separatist leaders in Ukraine's east, where fighting has killed more than 10,000 people, according to the United Nations.

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