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Ukraine's president pledges probe into bomb attacks

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Ukraine's president pledges probe into bomb attacks


Ukraine’s president says the “best crime investigators” will probe a series of bomb attacks, which left at least 29 people injured.

The devices went off in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk on Friday, after reportedly being left in rubbish bins.

The authorities described the attacks as an “act of terrorism.”

“Apart from security services and departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Dnipropetrovsk, a special investigation unit will be created in order to respond to these explosions,’‘ said Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych.

Dnipropetrovsk is the birthplace of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko. Political tension is running high over her imprisonment for alleged abuse-of-office, which she denies.

There was no immediate explaination of who might be behind the attacks, which come six weeks before Ukraine hosts the Euro 2012 football championships.

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