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Russia bomb threat: Airport evacuated after chilling email about bombs on THREE planes

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport received a bomb warning suggesting bombs had been installed in three planes.

RIA Novosti news agency reported that more than 30 flights were delayed or cancelled at Moscow’s airports on Wednesday as a result.

An airport in Khabarovsk in east Russia received a bomb threat via email on Wednesday, according to the news outlet.

Russia’s second largest city, St Petersburg, was also targeted in the attacks.

The city’s Pulkovo Airport and all district courts and tax inspectorates on Wednesday received messages of bombs that were installed, the Moika 78 news agency reported.

The country has previously been victim to this type of hoax.

Since last November, more than 1.6 million people have been evacuated from buildings in Moscow, the Interfax news agency said citing sources.

But the authorities and Kremlin-television channels failed to address the issue.

Yulia Olshanskaya, a local government official, said her daughter Maria’s school was evacuated “sometimes several times a day” throughout December.

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She said: “We can’t keep count of how many times it’s happened.

Her 13-year-old daughter explained that “sometimes our lessons were cancelled or postponed on those days and they also evacuated people”.

Yulia Grebenchenko, also from Moscow, said her daughter’s school has been evacuated 13 times since the start of December.

She said: “Some parents even hired a dog handler to check the school more quickly because you never know how long the sniffer dog units will take”.

The messages are usually sent in the same manner – a string of emails are sent from encrypted providers to organisations and firms that according to the law must be inspected or evacuated.

The total cost of the disruptions has not been calculated, but the financial destructions from a similar flood of threats in 2017 amounted to millions of dollars, Russian officials said.

Source Daily Express :: World Feed

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