Top Official Wounded in Kiev Shooting

World | April 1, 2014, Tuesday // 09:34|  views

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Three people, including deputy head of the Kiev city state administration Bogdan Dubas, were wounded in a shooting incident in the Ukrainian capital downtown, Monday.

The shooter has been identified as an activist of the Right Sector far-right group, Ukrainian parliament-appointed Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Monday, cited by Itar-Tass.

"A Right Sector activist started shooting near the Mafia cafe. Three people were wounded, two of them seriously. The wounded are two Maidan self-defense soldiers and Kiev city administration deputy head Bogdan Dubas," Avakov said.

The state official has been given medical aid and was permitted to go home.

Police in Kiev have managed to detain the man who opened gunfire, after negotiations with Right sector activists who led him out and escorted him to a nearby hotel, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said, Tuesday.

According to the official reports, the wounded born in 1958, 1995 and 1990 are residents of the city of Kiev, the Kiev region and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea respectively, Itar-Tass informed.

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