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Missile strike on Ukraine space plant kills three

Russian long-range cruise missiles killed three people in Ukraine’s central city of Dnipro when they hit a space rocket plant and a nearby street, local officials say.

About 15 people were injured and nearby residential buildings damaged.

Dnipro’s Yuzhmash plant also builds satellites – with one launched into space by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

Russia’s defence ministry said the factory made parts for Ukrainian ballistic missiles.

A regional leader said another two people died when dozens of Russian rockets were fired at Nikopol, south of Dnipro, a regional leader said.

And in the north, Russian rockets hit housing overnight in Chuhuiv, a town near the city of Kharkiv, killing three people, the Kharkiv governor said.

Editing by Omotola Oguneye