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Update: 2 killed, 3 injured in Russian attack on Zaporizhzhia

by Olena Goncharova October 18, 2023 7:48 AM 1 min read
First responders work at the scene of Russian attack in Zaporizhzhia in the early hours of Oct. 18 (State Emergency Service/Telegram)
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Two people were killed and three injured after Russia attacked Zaporizhzhia with missiles overnight on Oct. 18, Interior Ministry reported via its official Telegram channel.

At least three people are reported missing and rescue operation continues as of 7:40 a.m. local time, according to local authorities.

Zaporizhzhia was targeted six times from 1:30 until 1:48 a.m. local time, Governor Yurii Malashko said. A five-story building was damaged in the attack. First responders rescued a man trapped under the rubble and evacuated 50 residents.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast remains a frequent target of Russian attacks. On Oct. 7, Russian forces launched a cluster bomb attack on southeastern Zaporizhzhia Oblast, killing a woman and wounding two people, according to the governor.

The village of Bilenke, located across the Dnipro River from Russian-occupied territories and about 40 kilometers south of Zaporizhzhia, came under the attack.

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