Unexploded Iskander-K missile successfully disposed of in Zaporizhzhya, local officials say
The Iskander-K missile was loaded with 54 cluster charges (Photo:Олександр Старух/Telegram)
A Russian Iskander-K missile carrying an unexploded cluster-bomb warhead that hit a residential area of the city of Zaporizhzhya on Nov. 12 has been successfully disposed of, Zaporizhzhya Oblast military administration head Oleksandr Starukh said on Telegram on Nov. 13.
“The operation to remove the remains of the missile, which fell yesterday in one of the districts of Zaporizhzhya, has been successfully completed,” Starukh wrote.
“This incident could have had unforeseen consequences, as the enemy projectile contained cluster bombs that could have suddenly exploded,” he added.
The residents of six buildings near where the missile landed were temporarily evacuated to safety, and the efforts to dispose of the missile continued throughout the night and morning.
Previously, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy Head of the President’s Office, reported that the Iskander-K missile was loaded with 54 cluster bombs.
The missile landed in the Shevchenkivsky district of the city near six residential buildings.
Eighty-eight people were evacuated because of the danger from the missile.
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