At least four explosions have been reported in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, eastern Ukraine. So far it is thought that a cinema, railway square and tram stop have been targeted. Police have told citizens to stay inside, despite warnings traffic in the city has reportedly ground to a halt as people flee offices trying to get home. Interfax Ukraine have reported that at least four have been injured in a blast at the Opera House tram stop; happened when busy tram approached the stop. Local authorities say it was caused by a bomb planted in a nearby rubbish bin. Ukrainian emergency officials confirm 27 injured in the multiple blasts, including 9 schoolchildren. Dnipropetrovsk Regional Prosecutor's Office have begun a criminal investigation into the bombings on counts of terrorism. The Interior Minister, Vitaly Zakharchenko, has said he is urgently flying to Dnipropetrovsk to investigate the blasts. Ukrainian president Viktor Yankovich has announced the creation of group of specialists that will investigate the blasts, and said: “Our best investigators and detectives will be looking into the incident.” Local Ukrainian site vgorode.ua reports widespread panic in the city where people are afraid where the next explosion will be. The explosions have come just six weeks before Ukraine is set to host Euro 2012 along with Poland. Dnipropetrovsk is not a host city, the events will be taking place in Lviv, Kiev, Kharkiv and Donetsk.
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