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    Twin Blasts Damage Russian Bank Offices in Kiev

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    Two explosions targeted two branches of Russia’s Sberbank in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Monday night with reports of loud blasts and damaged bank offices appearing on social media.

    Initial accounts said that the branches on Anna Akhatova Street and Frunze Street were targeted. The attacks were carried out minutes apart and occurred at around 1 am local time, RT reported Monday.

    No one claimed immediate responsibility for the attacks. Police are investigating.

    This is not the first time that the Russian bank has been targeted in Ukraine. On Saturday, unknown attackers threw Molotov cocktails at a Sberbank branch in the city of Nikolaev.

    Meanwhile in April, another Kiev branch of Russia’s biggest bank was bombed. Police said they discovered two more unexploded devices when they arrived at the scene.

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