BLAHODATNE, Ukraine (AP) — At least 11 Ukrainian troops were killed and another 30 were wounded today when pro-Russian insurgents attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine.

AP journalists saw the bodies scattered around the checkpoint.

A rebel commander who calls himself "demon" is claiming responsibility for the attack.

He says, "We destroyed a checkpoint of the fascist Ukrainian army deployed on the land the Donetsk Republic."

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