Russian warplane accidentally bombs own city near Ukraine
According to the BBC, a Russian Sukhoi-34 fighter jet mistakenly bombed the Russian city of Belgorod, causing damage to several buildings and injuring three people. The bomb left a 20-meter (60-foot) crater and caused an explosion so large that a car was blown onto the roof of a nearby shop. The regional governor ordered the evacuation of a damaged nine-story block of flats as a precaution. The incident occurred at an intersection of two roads, close to the city center and next to residential buildings. The Russian defense ministry admitted that one of its Su-34 fighter bombers had “accidentally discharged aircraft ordnance” at 22:15 local time (19:15 GMT) on Thursday. The military has launched an investigation into the incident, and maintenance workers have started repairing the busy intersection.