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Reports of bomb threats in Moscow malls were made from phone number registered in Ukraine

November 28, 2018, 16:17 UTC+3

The Interior Ministry reported that all the bomb threat calls were a hoax

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MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. Reports of bomb threats in Moscow shopping malls were made from a phone number registered in Ukraine, a law enforcement source told TASS.

"All telephone calls were made from a phone number registered in Ukraine," the source said, noting that an unidentified person called to the security service of the Moscow shopping malls.

According to the Russian Interior Ministry’s Main Moscow Directorate, MOSCOW, all calls about bombs planted at Moscow shopping malls have turned out to be hoax."All the shopping malls have been inspected and nothing has been found. All the calls turned out to be hoax," the spokesman said.

On November 28, 15 shopping centers were "mined" in Moscow, including Atrium, Megapolis (Metropolis), Kapitoly (Capitol), Tsvetnoy, Mozaika, Gorbushkin Dvor, Khorosho and the Kievsky Railway Station, and evacuation was carried out there. Unanimous calls followed one another at about 11:30 am Moscow time. "According to preliminary information, this attack was motivated by disorderly actions. Law enforcement authorities are identifying the ruffians," the source said.

Russia saw a wave of hoax bomb threats earlier, in September - December 2017. Then almost 4,000 facilities were attacked by telephone terrorists, and more than 2.6 million people in various Russian cities were evacuated.

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