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    Airport in Bulgaria's Capital Evacuated Over Bomb Threat (PHOTO)

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    Both terminals of the Sofia airport were evacuated due to information on a possible explosive device planted in the building, several hours after Bulgaria's European Commission minister visit.

    The law enforcement services evacuated employees and passengers from Terminals 1 and 2 early at 13:20 p.m. local time (11:20 a.m. GMT) on Wednesday, soon after the security alarms were activated in the Terminal 2.

    However, the information  about the planted bomb has turned out to be a hoax and the routine operation of the airport has been restored.

    The bomb threat took place several hours after Bulgaria's European Commission minister Lilyana Pavlova has been attending a press event in the building.

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