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'Rigged with explosives': Bomb threats target over 20 Moscow buildings and hospitals

Experts are now checking the anonymous messages, according to a source in the emergency services

MOSCOW, July 28. /TASS/. Experts are looking into anonymous messages that over 20 hospitals and offices have been "rigged with explosives" in Moscow, a source in the emergency services told TASS on Tuesday.

"There are anonymous messages from unknown sources about threats of explosions in hospitals and other administrative buildings. Currently there are over 20 such buildings," the source said, adding that the law enforcement and emergency services officials are checking the information on site.

A wave of bomb threats began pouring into numerous Russian cities in November 2019. Anonymous individuals have been sending e-mails containing warnings about possible explosions in courts, schools, shopping centers, stores and universities. Since March 3, those threats also have been targeting airplanes. Not a single one of them has been confirmed. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) reported blocking five foreign resources which were a source of thousands of false bomb threats.