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11 more Iranian-made drones downed, official number rises to 37

by The Kyiv Independent news desk October 17, 2022 12:12 PM 1 min read
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Air defense destroyed nine more Iranian-made kamikaze drones Shahed-136 with anti-aircraft missile units and fighter aircraft, Ukraine’s military reported. Ground forces destroyed at least two kamikaze drones.

Early on Oct. 17, Ukraine's air defense shot down 26 Iranian-made Shahed-136 kamikaze drones launched overnight, according to Air Force spokesman Yurii Ihnat.

All kamikaze drone attacks, including on the capital, were coming from the south.

Russia launched its first-ever attack on the Ukrainian capital using Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones early on Oct. 17. As of 9 a.m. the regional military administration confirmed four strikes on Kyiv. According to the report, a residential building was hit. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said at least one person was killed.

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