BAKU, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Seven people, including three children were injured Thursday in separate wolf attacks in the southern Azerbaijani district of Astara, according to the state-run news agency AZERTAC.
In Shuvi village, a wolf attacked locals early in the morning when they were accompanying their children to school. One woman was bitten on the arm and face while she was trying to protect her 7-year-old son. The child suffered no injuries.
The same animal then injured an 11-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy. Another villager was bitten by a wolf that entered his barn.
In Sekashan village, a wolf attacked a woman who suffered several injuries.
A 40-year-old man and a 9-year-old boy were bitten in another wolf attack in Zungulash village. The man managed to kill the animal. All the injured villagers were treated at the central district hospital.
A boy was bitten by a wolf as he was herding cattle into his yard, while another was attacked on his way home from school in the southern district of Lankaran yesterday.
Wolves frequently attack households and cattle in the country's rural areas, which experts said might be a result of the increasing number of settlements built close to the natural habitats of animals.