One injured as Russians attack city of Zaporizhzhya with Iranian drones

7 October 2022, 12:11 PM
Zaporozhye was for the first time to be attacked by Iranian Shahed-136 drones (Photo:REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi)

Zaporozhye was for the first time to be attacked by Iranian Shahed-136 drones (Photo:REUTERS/Vitalii Hnidyi)

One person was injured after the Russian military sent Iranian Shahed-136 kamikaze drones to attack the city of Zaporizhzhya overnight on Oct. 7, Zaporizhzhya Regional Military Administration head Oleksandr Starukh said in a Telegram messenger post.

The governor said infrastructure in two city districts was been destroyed as a result of the attack.

“Today, the invader for the first time used unmanned aerial vehicles,” Starukh said.

“Preliminarily, these were Shahed-136 drones. That’s why the locals did not hear very loud sounds of explosions. According to preliminary reports, one injured person has been hospitalized.”

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Shahed-136 drones, effectively remotely controlled flying bombs, carry warheads of 40-50 kilograms of high explosive.

Meanwhile, the number of casualties of the Russian missile attack launched on Zaporizhzhya early on Oct. 6 rose to 11 people, the State Emergency Service tweeted on Oct. 7.

In particular, rescuers found eight dead civilians under the rubble of a residential building damaged as a result of the strike. In addition, six people were rescued, five of whom were hospitalized.

According to the service, 15 people were rescued at the other address, of whom eight were hospitalized. In total, 21 people were rescued after the Russian attack on the city.

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