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Five killed in Ukraine bank robbery

2011-12-29 18:00

Kiev - Five people were killed on Thursday in a bank robbery in the centre of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the interior ministry said.

"There are five bodies. An investigative team is on site," local interior ministry spokesperson Olga Pochkalova told AFP.

The attempted robbery was staged against Privatbank, one of Ukraine's largest private lenders, the spokesperson said.

It was not immediately clear if any money was stolen or who the victims were.