Ukrainian border patrol troops guard the country's border to Hungary on Wednesday. Moscow is warning countries not to supply weapons to Kiev, amid an escalation in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Photo: -/Ukrinform/dpa/IANS
Ukrainian border patrol troops guard the country's border to Hungary on Wednesday. Moscow is warning countries not to supply weapons to Kiev, amid an escalation in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Photo: -/Ukrinform/dpa/IANS. Image Source: IANS News

Kiev, Jan 27 : The police detained a Ukrainian National Guard serviceman who shot five people dead and wounded five others at a military factory in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky wrote on Facebook Thursday.

The 21-year-old soldier opened fire at people inside a guard house of the Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant at about 4 a.m. local time (GMT 0200) for unknown reasons.

Four servicemen and one civilian woman were killed in the incident and five others were severely injured.

The Ukrainian authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the incident, the minister said.

The Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant produces launch vehicles, rocket engines, ballistic missiles and other products for the Ukrainian defense and aerospace sectors.

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