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Shelling in Eastern Ukraine Wounds Troops and Civilians

Ukraine said on Thursday that shelling from rebel-held areas in the east had wounded at least six troops and disrupted railway services, while the Russian-backed separatists said two civilians had been wounded in shelling from the Ukrainian side.

It was the second reported flareup in since late August in the conflict which began in 2014 and has continued despite an official ceasefire in 2015.

The shelling began at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) near Skotuvata station, around 20 km (12 miles) north of the city of Donetsk, Ukraine's state railway said. The mainly Russian-speaking city is under the control of the separatists but areas to the north are controlled by the Ukrainian government.

"The shells are falling at a distance of 2 km from the station. There is no infrastructure damage for now. For the safety of the station workers and passengers, they were promptly evacuated to shelters," the railway, Ukrzaliznytsya, said.

The movement of suburban trains was restricted, it said.