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Building hit by rocket in eastern Ukraine, at least 1 dead, imperiling fragile cease-fire

  • A firefighter carries an additional water hose at damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    A firefighter carries an additional water hose at damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman cries in front of her damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    A woman cries in front of her damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

  • A firefighter sprays water at damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    A firefighter sprays water at damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)  (The Associated Press)

A building has been hit by rocket fire in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, killing at least one person and adding to the growing number of civilian casualties in the region despite a nearly two-week-old cease-fire.

An AP reporter Monday morning saw the remains of what appeared to be a Grad rocket that had hit the building in the north of the city, where fighting centered on the government-controlled airport has caught many residential neighborhoods in the crossfire. There was one body visible at the scene, although it was unclear if there were more casualties.

Despite the cease-fire and a law passed by the Ukrainian parliament Tuesday granting greater autonomy to rebel-held parts of the east, civilian casualties have continued to rise, adding to the estimated 3,000 people killed.