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Up to 3,000 People Evacuated From Moscow Railway Stations Amid Bomb Threats

© Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev / Go to the photo bankLaw enforcement officers on Komsomolskaya Square. File photo
Law enforcement officers on Komsomolskaya Square. File photo - Sputnik International
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Up to 3,000 passengers and staff members have been evacuated from Kazansky, Leningradsky and Yaroslavsky railway terminals in Moscow amid bomb threats, a source in emergency services told RIA Novosti on Monday.

"Phone calls warning of bombs at the Kazansky and Leningradsky railway stations prompted evacuations of a thousand of people from each site. Further 750 people were evacuated from the Yaroslavsky station. We are waiting for explosive-sniffing dogs," the source said.

The three railway stations are located very close to each other and serve as a key transport hub for thousands of people commuting to work in Moscow every day.

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