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Woman Killed in Ukrainian Drone Strike on Russia’s Kursk Region

A car destroyed in Monday's drone attack on the Kursk region.

A Ukrainian drone strike in western Russia’s Kursk region has killed one woman and injured three others, regional authorities said Monday.

“Today, Ukrainian terrorists deliberately attacked vehicles with drones in the Glushkovsky district,” the Kursk regional government said on Telegram.

“One woman died at the scene, three other people were injured,” it said, noting that the drones dropped explosive devices on vehicles in the village of Popover-Lezhachi, which lies near the border with northeastern Ukraine’s Sumy region.

Photos shared by regional authorities showed firefighters extinguishing burning cars on the side of the road.

Kursk region Governor Roman Starovoit had warned residents of a possible drone strike at around midnight but has otherwise not commented on the latest attack.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said its air defense systems had shot down eight drones over the Kursk region overnight, in addition to dozens of other drones and missiles over the neighboring Belgorod and Lipetsk regions, as well as annexed Crimea.

Russia has seen a gradual uptick in Ukrainian drone attacks on its territory over the past year as the war in Ukraine shows little sign of ending.

In recent months, Kyiv has targeted Russian oil refineries in an attempt to sap into Moscow's gasoline and diesel production.

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