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Updated: Russian attack on Kharkiv injures 7, including children

by Kateryna Hodunova and Kateryna Denisova May 8, 2024 2:18 PM 2 min read
The aftermath of Russian attack on Kharkiv on May 8, 2024. (Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor's Office)
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Editor's note: This is a developing story and is being updated.

Russia launched an attack at the city of Kharkiv on May 8, injuring at least seven people, including four children, the regional Prosecutor's Office reported.

The attack occurred around 1:30 p.m. local time and hit an educational institution, according to Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov. Russia reportedly hit the territory of the stadium of one of the schools located in the Saltivka district.

At least three boys, aged 14, 15, and an eight-year-old girl were injured, the prosecutors said. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov described the condition of one of the children as "serious."

A 55-year-old man and two women were reportedly injured as well.

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

Russian forces earlier struck a residential area in downtown Kharkiv, injuring 16 people on Orthodox Easter on May 5.

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