Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in Ukraine Killed in Blast

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Alexander Zakharchenko, late head of Head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (Reuters/Alexander Ermochenko/File)

The leader of the Russian-backed separatist Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, was killed in an explosion in a cafe in the region’s capital, Interfax news agency cited a source in the separatist administration as saying on Friday.