Shelling kills 15 civilians in east Ukraine's Donetsk

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Bystanders watch a fire consuming a school in downtown Donetsk on August 27, 2014, after being hit by shelling
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Bystanders watch a fire consuming a school in downtown Donetsk on August 27, 2014, after being hit by shelling (AFP Photo/Francisco Leong)

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Shelling in Ukraine's rebel-controlled city Donetsk has killed 15 since midday Thursday, local authorities said, describing the situation as "extremely tense."

Artillery fire in districts to the west, north, and northeast of the centre destroyed infrastructure, including residential houses, the city hall said.

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