Goat triggers boobytrap injuring 40 Russian soldiers who had just planted cache of grenades 1 month ago

Goat triggers boobytrap injuring 40 Russian soldiers who had just planted cache of grenades

The animal has jokingly been labelled the 'goat of Kyiv'

Dozens of Russian troops have been injured near the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia after a booby trap of grenades was set off - by a goat.

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According to Ukraine's chief intelligence directorate, the incident took place in the village of Kinski Rozdory in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

The agency claimed Kremlin troops had installed pinned grenades around a local hospital in the village as a "circular defence."

But these were set off when an escaped goat from a nearby farm wandered towards the area and triggered a tripwire set up by the soldiers.

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At least 40 soldiers were injured in the explosion, but the fate of the goat is not yet known.

In a statement via Sky News, Ukraine's chief intelligence directorate said: "As a result of the goat's 'chaotic' movements, the animal 'disposed of' several grenades.

"As a result of a chain reaction, several (Russians) sustained injuries of varying degrees of severity."

The animal has been labelled the 'goat of Kyiv' in a reference to a the mythical pilot the 'Ghost of Kyiv' which captured headlines earlier in the conflict.

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According to local officials, roughly 60 percent of Zaporizhzhia is now under the control of Russian forces. The region has been under heavy shelling since the start of the conflict in February.

Earlier this month, the southeastern city was visited by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

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