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Ukraine intensifies shelling on rebel-held city in Ukraine, at least 3 killed

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    A woman walks by a burning local market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov) (The Associated Press)

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    A local man sits near the house where his son was killed by shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. For many people this war is personal and has a profound effect on their lives, but with a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched some hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov) (The Associated Press)

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    An Orthodox priest holds a cross as he demands sanctions against Russia in front of riot police near the parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) (The Associated Press)

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    A convoy of white trucks carrying humanitarian aid passes along the main road M4 (Don highway) Voronezh region, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Russia on Tuesday dispatched some hundreds of trucks, although only a small proportion were counted in this convoy, covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a rebel-held zone in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) (The Associated Press)

At least three people have been killed in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine as the government intensifies its shelling campaign.

Associated Press reporters saw two bodies lying in a street Wednesday morning in the city's southwestern Petrovsky district, 11 hours after the rocket fire ended. The city government reported three deaths.

Residents said the intermittent artillery barrage lasted around two hours. One high-rise building appeared to have been struck five times.

City authorities said 10 residential buildings and the wing of a hospital were struck.

Government troops have laid siege to Donetsk and nearby rebel holdings in their push to quash the pro-Russian insurgency. They have largely refrained from street-to-street fighting, favoring often inaccurate rocket fire.

Large parts of the city are without electricity and gas.