Russia: Students evacuated from Moscow campus after bomb threats across city

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Published on 13 Sep 2017, 15:09
Footage from Moscow State University of International Relations, showed people gathered outside the campus following an evacuation, on Wednesday.

More than 10,000 people were evacuated from around twenty locations across Moscow, including shopping centres, railway stations and universities, after a series of bomb threats.

Bombs squads with sniffer dogs are investigating the buildings. Among the evacuated locations were the ‘Metropolis’ shopping centre, the ‘GUM’ shopping centre, Plekhanov Russian University of Economy, as well as Kazansky and Yaroslavsky train stations.

According to the emergency services, the calls were made at around the same time. Their credibility is still being established.

On September 10-13, dozens of buildings, including schools, universities, shopping centres and other infrastructure were evacuated in Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Novosibirsk, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Samara and other major Russian cities. No explosives were discovered on site.

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