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Russian attack on Dnipro kills 7, injures over 50, shopping center hit

by Martin Fornusek and The Kyiv Independent news desk July 3, 2024 9:59 AM  (Updated: ) 3 min read
A shopping center in Dnipro hit after a Russian attack on July 3, 2024. (Mykola Lukashuk/Telegram)
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Editor's note: The story was updated on July 4 after the seventh person died in the hospital.

At least seven people were killed and more than 50 were injured after Russia launched drones and missiles against Dnipro on July 3, officials said.

Five fatalities were reported on the day of the attack. A 60-year-old woman and a 58-year-old woman died in the hospital a day later, Governor Serhii Lysak said.

A shopping center was hit, as well as multiple cars and a gas station, said Mykola Lukashuk, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast regional council.

A fire reportedly broke out near a medical facility. Debris flew into an intensive care unit of a children's hospital, but no casualties were reported there, Mayor Borys Filatov said.

Windows were broken in two schools and three kindergartens, the mayor added.

The injured victims included a 14-year-old girl, Lysak reported. Around a dozen of the injured have been hospitalized, two of whom are in serious condition, the governor noted.

"(Russia) attacked Dnipro with missiles and attack drones," the governor said.

"Several fires broke out, there is damage."

The Air Force said that Russia launched a large-scale attack against Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, during which Ukrainian defenses downed an Iskander-K cruise missile, four Kh-59 guided aerial missiles, five Shahed-type drones, and one Orlan reconnaissance drone.

"Only two things can stop Russian terror – modern air defenses and long-range weapons," President Volodymyr Zelensky said in the wake of the attack.

Dnipro, Ukraine's fourth-largest city, has served as a key logistics and humanitarian hub during the full-scale war.

Russian forces have carried out a number of deadly attacks against the city and the surrounding region since 2022.

Three people were killed and at least 12 injured after a Russian missile attack hit a nine-story building in Dnipro on June 28.

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