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10 Dead in Reported Ukraine Shelling of Russian-Occupied Zaporizhzhia

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — At least 10 people, including children, were killed in late Friday shelling of a Russian-occupied town in Ukraine’s southern Zaporizhzhya region, local Kremlin officials said, attributing the attack to Ukraine. It was blamed on

Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities reported at least three civilian deaths in other parts of the country, which they attributed to Russian attacks.

Russian emergency services were working among the rubble on Saturday in hopes of rescuing civilians trapped under the rubble of houses in Tokmak, a region of southern Ukraine illegally annexed by the Russian government from Kiev. This was announced by Evhen Balitsky, a regional director established in the Kremlin.

Tokmok city authorities reported on Telegram that shelling hit three apartment buildings on Friday night. Five people were pulled alive from the rubble, and a total of 13 were hospitalized, Balitsky said.

As of early Saturday afternoon, Ukraine had not commented on the allegations.

Elsewhere in Ukraine, at least two civilians were killed by Russian shelling on Friday and that night, officials said. Both deaths occurred in the eastern frontline Donetsk region, according to a telegram posted by local governor Vadim Filashkin.

Russian forces also shelled a food delivery vehicle in the northern region of Chernihiv on Saturday, killing a civilian driver, regional governor Vyacheslav Chaus said.

A man was trapped under rubble and another man was also injured in the northeastern Kharkiv region after Russian shelling overnight, local governor Ole Sinievov and Ukrainian emergency services said. Both are hospitalized, according to a Telegram update from the state emergency service.

Local Ukrainian officials reported that more than a dozen civilians were wounded by Russian artillery fire in the north, south and east of the country on Friday and overnight.

It was not immediately possible to confirm the claims by Baritsky or Ukrainian authorities.

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