A Russian missile strike against Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, on Oct. 11, 2023, damaged a local high school. (Governor Serhii Lysak/Telegram)

A Russian attack on a school in Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast has killed four people, Governor Serhii Lysak reported on Oct. 11.

The death toll from the afternoon rocket attack rose to four after rescuers found the body of a 67-year-old woman from under the rubble, Lysak said at around 7:45 p.m. local time.

A 60-year-old woman, a 70-year-old woman, and a 72-year-old man had previously been reported killed.

According to the governor, two men aged 24 and 71 were also injured.

Lysak reported that the strike also affected 42 houses, 18 commercial buildings, an infrastructure facility, 17 solar panels, a shop, and a car.

Nikopol lies at the mostly dried-up Kakhovka Reservoir across Russian-occupied Enerhodar and the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. It is a regular target of Russian attacks.

The city and the surrounding area were targeted several times with artillery and drones over the past day, resulting in damage to multiple buildings and a 78-year-old woman injured, the governor said earlier.

Lysak reported that the strike also affected 42 houses, 18 commercial buildings, an infrastructure facility, 17 solar panels, a shop, and a car.

SBU, police detain suspected saboteur for planting explosives at gas station in Kharkiv

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the police detained a man in Kharkiv who was allegedly attempting to blow up a gas station on the instruction of Russian military intelligence, the SBU announced on Oct. 11.

According to the report, the suspected saboteur was caught while planting explosives at the gas station. The SBU said the device was deactivated immediately after the suspect's arrest.

The Russian military intelligence (GRU) allegedly tasked the man to detonate the gas station to cause civilian casualties and panic.

During the investigation, law enforcement discovered that the suspect was reportedly involved in other acts of sabotage in the past, namely in the detonation of two gas stations and a railway track in Kharkiv Oblast.

According to the report, the man was a former member of a disbanded police unit. He was recruited by GRU shortly after the start of the full-scale invasion and tasked with carrying out sabotage against the critical infrastructure using homemade explosives, the SBU said.

The investigation of the suspect's activity and his alleged accomplices is ongoing. If proven guilty, the perpetrators face life imprisonment.

Russian military intelligence (GRU) allegedly tasked the man.

Russian forces intensify offensive on Avdiivka front, Armed Forces of Ukraine repel attacks 

Russian occupying forces have stepped up their activities near several settlements on the Avdiivka front, launching attacks on the Kupiansk, Lyman, and Bakhmut fronts, with a total of 108 combat engagements taking place on the contact line over the past 24 hours, which is significantly more than has been recorded on a daily basis lately.

General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that 108 combat engagements occurred over the past 24 hours.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavriia Operational Strategic Group on the Avdiivka front, the Russians, consisting of up to three battalions supported by tanks and armored vehicles, intensified their offensive near the settlements of Avdiivka, Tonenke, Keramik and Pervomaiske in Donetsk Oblast. Ukrainian Defence Forces repelled all enemy attacks and avoided losing their frontiers and positions.

In the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia Operational Strategic Group on the Kupiansk front, Ukrainian soldiers repelled over 30 Russian attacks near the settlements of Synkivka and Ivanivka in Kharkiv Oblast.