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Blast in Ukraine capital wounds lawmaker, kills bodyguard

MOSCOW (AP) – Ukraine’s Interior Ministry says a policeman has been killed and four other people including a parliament member injured by an explosion in the capital that it considers a terrorist attack.

The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso.

In a statement on Facebook, the ministry says the blast injured Ihor Mosiychuk, who is a lawmaker with the nationalist Radical Party. The statement says the police officer who was killed was working as a bodyguard for Mosiychuk.

In this image made from video, wreckage of car and motorcycle are left at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso, causing casualties. (Espresso TV via AP)

The ministry says an investigation on charges of terrorism has been opened.

In this image made from video, an wounded person is carried on stretcher to an ambulance at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine Wednesday, Oct.  25, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso, causing casualties. (Espresso TV via AP)

In this image made from video, an wounded person is carried on stretcher to an ambulance at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso, causing casualties. (Espresso TV via AP)

In this image made from video, medical staff attend to an wounded man at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine Wednesday, Oct.  25, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso, causing casualties. (Espresso TV via AP)

In this image made from video, medical staff attend to an wounded man at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso, causing casualties. (Espresso TV via AP)

In this image made from video, an investigator works near the wreckage of car and motorcycle at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine Wednesday, Oct.  25, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso, causing casualties. (1+1 TV via AP)

In this image made from video, an investigator works near the wreckage of car and motorcycle at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso, causing casualties. (1+1 TV via AP)

In this photo released by Ukrainian Police Press Service, investigators work at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine, early Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso. (Ukrainian Police Press Servise via AP)

In this photo released by Ukrainian Police Press Service, investigators work at the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine, early Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso. (Ukrainian Police Press Servise via AP)

This photo released by Ukrainian Police Press Service, shows the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine, early Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso. (Ukrainian Police Press Servise via AP)

This photo released by Ukrainian Police Press Service, shows the site of an explosion in Kiev, Ukraine, early Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The blast happened late Wednesday near the entrance to the internet television station Espresso. (Ukrainian Police Press Servise via AP)

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