One person has been killed and 12 people wounded Saturday when Ukraine’s southeastern town of Orikhiv was hit with a guided aerial bomb, the Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko said in a statement posted on Telegram.
"The enemy hit Orikhiv with guided aerial bomb this morning. A police officer was killed in a strike. 12 people have been wounded, including 4 police officers," the minister said, adding that doctors are fighting for the lives of those wounded, some in serious condition.
Some context: Located 60 kilometers southeast of the city Zaporizhzhia, Orikhiv has found itself on the frontline of Ukraine's counteroffensive. It is caught between Kyiv’s troops pushing south and Russian forces attempting to hold regional positions.
The town has come under heavy bombardment from Russian airstrikes with half-ton bombs landing frequently – sometimes 20 in as many minutes.