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At least 5 dead, 41 wounded after Russian missile attack on Pokrovsk

by Chris York and Kateryna Hodunova June 24, 2024 2:59 PM  (Updated: ) 2 min read
The scene of the June 24, 2024, attack on Pokrovsk, Donetsk Oblast. (Vadym Filashkin/Telegram)
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At least five people have been killed and 41 wounded after a Russian ballistic missile attack on the city of Pokrovsk in Donetsk Oblast, local authorities said on June 24.

In a post on Telegram, Governor Vadym Filashkin said Russian forces fired two Iskander missiles at the city, destroying a house and damaging 16 others.

"This is one of the largest enemy attacks on civilians in recent times," Filashkin added.

The number of the injured has risen from 34 to 40 as of around 4:45 p.m. local time, the regional prosecutor's office reported.

Filashkin reported at around 6 p.m. local time that 5 people were killed, while 41 wounded in the attack.

Three girls, aged 9, 11, and 13, as well as a 12-year-old boy, are reportedly among the wounded.

The injured were taken to Pokrovsk Intensive Care Hospital, the governor said.

Earlier on June 24, Filashkin reported that a 63-year-old woman was killed and a 64-year-old man injured in a Russian attack on the town of Toretsk, also located in Donetsk Oblast.

Ukraine's Armed Forces last week reported an increase in Russian attacks near the town of Toretsk after a "long lull" in fighting in the area.

In his latest post, Filashkin said "not a single safe place has been left in Donetsk (Oblast)" and urged people to evacuate away from the frontlines.

63-year-old woman killed in Russian attack on Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast
Toretsk, the strategically important town located less than 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the front line, had a population of around 31,000 before the start of the full-scale invasion.

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