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Updated 07 May, 2024 10:30am

Seven killed in attack on Russia’s Belgorod region

MOSCOW: Seven people were killed and at least 35 injured in an air attack on Russia’s Belgorod region, on the border with Ukraine, on Monday.

A Ukrainian drone attack hit vehicles carrying workers in Russia’s frontier region, killing six people and injuring 35, the governor said.

“Unfortunately, as a result of an explosion, six people died at the scene from their wounds,” Vyacheslav Gladkov said. He added that “35 people were wounded” in the attack near the village of Berezyovka.

Gladkov said the attack hit two vans transporting employees of a nearby factory as well as a passenger vehicle. The Belgorod government said the vehicles belonged to a meat production facility.

Gladkov said two children were among the wounded and that one man was in “serious condition” and undergoing surgery. A Ukrainian aerial attack left at least one person dead, the region’s governor announced, just hours after a previous fatal attack from Ukrainian attack drones.

“To my great sorrow, a civilian was killed in the village of Nikolskoye in the Belgorod district,” governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said.

Published in Dawn, May 7th, 2024

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