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Ukraine authorities say separatists holding 60 people in Luhansk building

Source: Reuters - Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:40 GMT
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KIEV, April 8 (Reuters) - Ukraine's state security service on Tuesday said that pro-Russian separatists have placed explosives in a building they seized in the eastern city of Luhansk and are using weapons to hold around 60 people against their will.

Pro-Russian separatists occupied the SBU building on Sunday evening in one of a series of attacks in the east of the country.

"The anti-terror group of the security services of Ukraine (SBU) .. has established that the criminals have mined the building ... and are holding around 60 people, threatening them with weapons and explosives," the SBU said in a statement. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Conor Humphries; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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