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(Reuters) -A non-residential building in the western Russian city of Kurchatov caught fire on Sunday after an attack by a Ukrainian drone but emergency services put the fire out and there were no casualties, Roman Starovoit, governor of the Kursk region, said.

In a post on the Telegram messaging app, Starovoit did not say which building was affected. Ukraine’s Babel online outlet quoted an unnamed source as saying a drone hit a building belonging to the FSB security service.

Starovoit also blamed a Ukrainian drone for damage to a building facade in Kurchatov on Sept. 1.

Kurchatov is home to one of Russia’s biggest nuclear plants, but there were no reports it was affected in either incident.

(Reporting by Elaine Monaghan in Washington, editing by Deepa Babington and Nick Zieminski)

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