Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing

Senior Ukrainian intelligence officer killed in car bombing

Ukrainian authorities said a high-ranking military intelligence official died in Kiev after a bomb hidden underneath his auto exploded in what is being investigated as a terrorist attack.

The victim has been named as Col Maxim Shapoval.

The last major incident in Kiev occurred in July, when a prominent investigative journalist, Pavel Sheremet, was killed by the detonation of an explosive device in his auto, Reuters indicated.

Investigators were treating the explosion as a terror attack but did not immediately say who was to blame.

In March former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov turned Kremlin critic was shot dead in central Kiev.

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Forensic experts examine the wreckage of a vehicle in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Ukrainian authorities say that a senior military intelligence officer has been killed in a vehicle bomb in the country's capital. Both Osmayev and his attacker came from the southern Russian region of Chechnya.

The central bank said an unknown virus had affected computer systems at a number of financial institutions.

He did not give further details.

The Kremlin has denied any involvement in any of the attacks.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is completing what officials are touting as a highly successful trip to the United States, where he met President Donald Trump, and France, where he received assurances of support from President Emmanuel Macron.