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UPDATED: 4 injured in Russia’s morning attack on Zaporizhzhia

by Dinara Khalilova January 8, 2024 9:06 AM 2 min read
Photo for illustrative purposes. Cars move along a road in the evening, Zaporizhzhia, southeastern Ukraine, on Sept. 25, 2023. (Albert Kosheliev / Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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Editor's note: This news article initially said that Russia's morning attack on Zaporizhzhia had injured two people on Jan. 8. The number of casualties was changed after regional authorities issued an update.

Russia hit a residential area in Zaporizhzhia during its mass missile morning attack against Ukraine, resulting in at least four people being injured, the regional governor Yurii Malashko reported on Jan. 8.

Five explosions were heard in Zaporizhzhia at around 7 a.m. local time, with missiles hitting open areas and near residential buildings, Malashko said on Telegram.

A man and a woman were known to have been injured in the attack on Zaporizhzhia as of 8 a.m., according to the governor. Less than two hours later, Malashko said the number had increased to four.

First responders are working on the sites, and the number of casualties might increase as more information comes in.

Russia unleashed multiple cruise and ballistic missiles at Ukraine early on Jan. 8, according to the Air Force. The exact number of the missiles launched by Russia and downed by Ukraine's air defense hasn't yet been reported.

Except for Zaporizhzhia, explosions were reported in Kharkiv and the region, Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast’s Kryvyi Rih, and Khmelnytskyi.

Later, Kharkiv Oblast authorities said that Russia's attack hit industrial facilities in Kharkiv and a house in the city of Zmiiv, injuring three people.

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