Drone Strikes Oil Tank at Airfield in Russia’s Kursk Region

(Reuters) —
A rocket AGM-88B HARM lies in the field near Snigurivka, Ukraine, Sunday. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

A drone has struck an airfield in the Russian region of Kursk bordering Ukraine, setting fire to an oil storage tank, the regional governor said on Tuesday.

“There were no casualties. The fire is localized. All emergency services are working at the site,” Governor Roman Starovoyt said on social media.

He later said that the region had held a meeting of its “anti-terrorist commission.” He did not say who was responsible for the incident.

Firefighters are currently working to tackle the blaze, which spans 500 square meters, the RIA news agency reported.

The city of Kursk is about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the Ukrainian border.

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