MOSCOW – Moscow evacuated more than 10,000 people on Wednesday (Sept 13) from shopping centres, railway stations and universities, Russia’s RT news website reported, after “almost simultaneous” warnings they had been rigged with explosives.
Twenty sites are currently being evacuated, with emergency services saying that specialist units and officers with sniffer dogs were examining the buildings.
The sites evacuated included the capital’s biggest railway stations, more than a dozen shopping centres and at least one university, RT reported.
The report cited an emergency services source telling the Tass news agency as saying that more than 10,000 have been evacuated, although the exact number was still being confirmed.
“This appears to be a case of telephone terrorism, but we have to check the credibility of these messages,” the source added.
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