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10-year-old boy, grandma killed in Russian strike on Kharkiv residential area

On the morning of 6 October, Russian attacks on two districts in Kharkiv killed a 10-year-old child and injured 16 people, including an 11-month-old child.
Consequences of Russian missile strikes on Kharkiv, 6 October. Photo: Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko \ Telegram
10-year-old boy, grandma killed in Russian strike on Kharkiv residential area

On the morning of 6 October, Russian attacks on two districts in Kharkiv killed a 10-year-old boy and his grandmother. The boy’s 11-month-old brother was among the 30 people injured in the strike.

At 7 AM on 6 October, Russia attacked the Kyiv and Osnovyansky districts in Kharkiv, Oleh Syniehubov, head of Kharkiv Oblast, said.

“Rescuers are eliminating the consequences of the strikes, putting out car fires, and dismantling the rubble of buildings,” Syniehubov wrote.

Consequences of Russian missile strikes on Kharkiv, 6 October. Photo: Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko \ Telegram

The morning strike damaged a residential building. As of 18:00, a 10-year-old child and his grandmother died, and 30 people, including an 11-month-old child, were reported injured due to Russian attacks.

Consequences of Russian missile strikes on Kharkiv, 6 October. Photo: Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko \ Telegram

Earlier, on 5 October, Russia attacked the village of Hroza in Kharkiv Oblast, damaging a grocery with a cafe. As of the evening of 5 October, 51 people died, and six people were injured, Oleh Syniehubov said.

According to preliminary information, this strike was carried out with an Iskander missile, Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko added.

Hroza is a small village numbering 330 residents. The Russian attack killed at least 17% of the settlement’s population. At the time of the attack on the village, about 60 people were in a grocery and a cafe nearby, where a wake for a local resident was held, Minister Klymenko said.

This report was updated with information as of 18:00 

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