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Ukrainian police checks 7 trains over bomb threat

KIEV, February 09, /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s police have checked seven trains after a telephone bombing threat, which turned to be a hoax, the press service of the Ukrainian interior ministry said on Sunday.

“The police received a telephone call warning of a bomb planted in a train Kiev-Dnepropetrovsk,” the press service said in a release. “At the moment, six trains were getting prepared for boarding. Railway personnel were evacuated from these trains. One more train was en route from Dnepropetrovsk. The police checked this train at the Darnitsky railway station. No bomb was found.”

Earlier on Sunday, the Anti-terrorism centre under Ukraine’s Security Service was put on increased alert over growing terrorism threats. “Over the growing number of bombing threats at public places, over the growing threats of terrorist acts at enhanced security facilities [nuclear and hydropower plants, infrastructure facilities, the international airports Borsipol, Kiev, Lvov, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Simpferopol, railway and bus stations, pipeline mains], over ongoing blocking of buildings of local executive authorities and self-government, over calls to seize arms arsenals and an attempt to skyjack a passenger plane on February 7, the Anti-terrorism centre under the Ukrainian Security Service, in line with the national law, has to place anti-terrorism structures in a state of increased alert,” the press service of the Ukrainian Security Service said in a statement.