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UPDATE: At least 6 injured in Russian missile strike on Kharkiv

by Chris York and Kateryna Denisova May 4, 2024 5:26 PM 2 min read
The aftermath of Russian attack on Kharkiv on May 4, 2024. (Oleh Syniehubov/Telegram)
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Editor's Note: This is a developing story and is being updated.

At least six people have been injured in a Russian missile strike on Kharkiv, officials said on May 4.

In a post on Telegram, regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said a civilian enterprise in the Industrial district had been hit. A nearby household reportedly caught fire.

All six victims are employees of the enterprise, including four women aged 18, 21, 36 and 39 and two 21-year-old men, according to the governor.

A Kyiv Independent reporter in the city center heard an explosion before an air raid alert had sounded, suggesting it was a ballistic missile that struck the city.

A large cloud of smoke could be seen above the city.

Russia recently intensified attacks against Kharkiv, using missiles, glide bombs, and drones to destroy energy infrastructure and kill civilians.

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