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Bomb threat closes four underground stations in central Kiev

December 09, 2013, 15:39 UTC+3 KIEV
At least 15 buses with law enforcement officers in safety helmets and with shields are heading for central Kiev
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KIEV, December 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Four underground stations have been closed in central Kiev after reports about a bomb threat, the press service of Kiev’s Underground has told Tass.

Trains travel without making stops at Teatralnaya, Zolotye Vorota, Kreshchatik and Ploshad Nezavisimosti (Independence Square) stations. Kiev police said an unidentified person called to say these metro stations had been mined. The stations have been closed for entrance and exit, while bomb experts, specialists with sniffer dogs and other specialists work there.

Meanwhile, at least 15 buses with law enforcement officers in safety helmets and with shields are heading for central Kiev. One can also see military trucks with bodies covered with canvas and minibuses with tinted glasses moving in the same direction. A convoy is accompanied by police cars with strobe beacons.

Protesters have blocked the government quarter in central Kiev.

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