Father of murder victim detonates grenades in Ukraine court killing two people

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Two people have been killed after the father of a murder victim detonated two grenades in a courtroom in Ukraine. 

The father was killed instantly and seven others were injured in the blast, police in Nikipol said.

The three defendants were among those wounded.

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Seven others were injured in the blast, including the three defendants (Police handout)

Pictures from the scene showed blood on the floor of the wrecked courtroom.

In a statement, police said: “Today, on November 30, at 11.20, in the Nikopol court, during a hearing of the case on murder, the victim’s father pulled out two grenades and blew them up.

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The grenades caused devastation and blew out the courtroom’s windows (Police handout)

“The man died on the spot from the explosion.

“Three defendants, two convoy officers, a court officer and one civilian were injured. 

“All victims were taken to the hospital.”

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