The Prague neighborhood where two houses of people were built on a site that had been a military base was in the midst of the latest round of fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists, the Czech Republic’s state-run news agency, Radio Czech, reported Saturday.
The two houses were built in 2007, according to the Czech Interior Ministry, and one of the owners was killed in a car bomb in the neighborhood in June 2013.
The other owner, who is still alive, was killed last year, according a report in Czech daily Vecerný Praha.
The building’s owners were reportedly given permission to tear down the houses but that was rejected by the local municipality, which then took action, according the report.
Czech authorities say the two houses have not been demolished and that no demolition orders have been issued.