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Russian drone strike destroys educational premises in Kharkiv

Kharkiv, Ukraine, Aug 1 (EFE).- A Russian strike using Iran-made Shahed kamikaze drones overnight has destroyed a technical training institute in Ukraine’s second largest city, the police said Tuesday.

The head of police in northeast Kharkiv, Volodymyr Tymoshko, said that the building was a civilian target with no soldiers inside, the Ukrainian state broadcaster reported.

Tymoshko claimed that Russian forces had attacked both civilian and non-civilian targets, infrastructure and energy facilities, without providing details about the extent of damage or casualties.

The military administration of the region had reported the attacks soon after midnight.

Regional governor Oleh Synyehubov also confirmed on Telegram that the strikes had taken place around midnight.

One of the Shahed drones crashed against a three-floor building that houses the school, resulting in a fire, although no casualties were reported.

Similarly, three other impacts were reported in a sports complex and a two-floor building was damaged, while a security guard was admitted to hospital due to being injured in the attack. EFE


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