Centre of Ukraine's Donetsk shelled for first time since truce

A destroyed house in Donetsk's Oktyabrsky district, adjoining the airport, on October 2, 2014

The centre of Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk came under heavy shelling Thursday for the first time since Moscow and Kiev signed a September 5 truce, an AFP correspondent reported.

The eastern city's adminstration said it was checking to see whether there were any casualties, adding that the 6:00 pm (1500 GMT) attack hit a central shopping centre and caused a fire at another location.