Russian guided bombs strike Ukraine's Kharkiv, at least six injured

(Reuters) - Russia launched three guided bombs at Ukraine's northeastern city of Kharkiv on Monday, injuring at least six people and damaging private houses, local officials said.

At least two houses were damaged in the attack, and more people may remain under ruble, Mayor Ihor Terekhov said on Telegram.

At one site, a fire broke out, and several garages and cars were damaged as well, he added.

Ukraine's second largest city, Kharkiv and the surrounding region have long been targeted by Russian attacks but the strikes have become more intense in recent months, hitting civilian and energy infrastructure.

Russia denies deliberately targeting civilians but thousands have been killed and injured in its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

(Reporting by Yuliia Dysa; editing by Jason Neely)