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Two killed, 12 wounded in Belgorod Region in shelling by Ukrainian forces - official

Five people were hospitalized, four of them are in critical condition

MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. The number of people wounded in the shelling by the Ukrainian armed forces on the town of Shebekino, Belgorod Region, has risen to 12, while two civilians were killed, Vladimir Ikonnikov, health minister of the Belgorod Region, wrote on hos Telegram channel on Saturday.

"Today, as a result of the shelling of the town of Shebekino, 14 people were affected. Sadly, two of them had died before ambulances arrived. They are a man and a 14-year-old child," he wrote.

He added that five people were hospitalized, four of them are in critical condition.

Two people have been killed in Shebekino, Belgorod Region, as result of shelling of the town by the Ukrainian armed forces, Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on his Telegram channel on Saturday.

"According to verified information from the Emergencies Ministry, two civilians were killed," he wrote.

Earlier, Gladkov reported that 11 people, were wounded in the shelling of Shebekino on Saturday, and four of them were in serious condition. Gladkov added that nearly 15,000 people were cut off from energy supplies after the shelling.

"We come up with the detailed figures - eleven people, four of them are in a critical condition," he said. "Everyone was rushed to a local hospital, where they are rendered to the necessary medical aid.".

Previously reported on five civilians sustained wounds as a result of the Ukrainian military’s shelling of the town of Shebekino, in Russia’s Belgorod Region.

"I have just received information that the town of Shebekino is under fire," he stated. "Civilian infrastructure facilities were damaged."

"According to preliminary information, five civilians were wounded and they would be rendered with all the necessary medical aid," the official added.

Gladkov announced on Friday that a high (yellow) level of terrorist threat had been extended in Russia’s Belgorod Region for two weeks, until October 22. "A yellow terrorist threat level has been extended for two more weeks. It is in effect on the territory of the Belgorod Region until October 22."

The Belgorod Region, which borders Ukraine, declared a high terrorist threat level on April 11,extending it several times. Since the special military operation was launched, the region’s border areas have been shelled by Ukraine multiple times.