4 killed in Russian strike on medical centre in Kharkiv...

4 killed in Russian strike on medical centre in Kharkiv

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:40 PM, 25 March 2022   Updated: 05:52 PM, 25 March 2022

4 killed in Russian strike on medical centre in Kharkiv

4 killed in Russian strike on medical centre in Kharkiv

Four civilians have been killed and several others wounded after Russian strikes hit a medical centre in Kharkiv, local police say.

Kharkiv is Ukraine's second-largest city and stands near the Russian border in the east.

"This morning, following a bombardment on civilian infrastructure from several rocket launchers, seven civilians were injured, four of them died," police said.

The strikes had targeted a medical centre in the city's Osnovyansky district, they said.

The BBC has not independently verified this.

Russian forces have been trying unsuccessfully to encircle Kharkiv, with analysts saying they are short of ammunition.

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville says Ukrainian resistance in the city has frustrated the Russians, who have turned to artillery strikes, destroying entire neighbourhoods.

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