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Terrorists strike the Kharkiv city center, casualties reported

Terrorists strike the Kharkiv city center, casualties reported Photo: Russians strike the Kharkiv city center (GettyImages)

On the morning of October 6, Russian forces attacked the center of Kharkiv. As a result of the attack, at least nine people were injured, informs the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

Explosions were heard at around 6:46 AM, immediately after an air raid alert was announced in the region.

"Residents of Kharkiv and the surrounding areas, seek shelter!" urged Syniehubov.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov later reported that the strike had hit the central part of the city.

Subsequently, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region announced that, according to preliminary information, the enemy had used Iskander missiles.

Consequences of the attack

According to Syniehubov's preliminary information, there were hits in the Kyivskyi and Osnovianskyi districts of Kharkiv. Three people sustained injuries, and their condition is reported as not severe.

"Emergency services are working at the scene, there is damage to vehicles and buildings. Information is being clarified," wrote the head of the Regional Military Administration.

Terekhov later announced that all strikes had targeted civilian infrastructure, including residential buildings. Unconfirmed information suggests that a child may be trapped under the rubble, and rescue teams are working to free them as quickly as possible.

Syniehubov added that a total of nine civilians had sought medical assistance, including an 11-month-old child.

Russian strike on the village of Hroza

On October 5, Russians launched an Iskander missile strike on the village of Hroza in the Kharkiv region. The attack targeted a store and a cafe where a commemoration ceremony for a deceased soldier was taking place. According to the latest information, 51 people died as a result of the attack.

Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko did not rule out the possibility that the strike may have been targeted by a local resident, as the rocket hit a small building precisely. This version will be investigated by the Security Service of Ukraine and the police.

Yesterday's strike marked the deadliest attack in the Kharkiv region since the full-scale invasion began. Approximately 15% of the village's residents lost their lives.

For more information about the rocket strike on Hroza, read the RBC-Ukraine article.