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Security at Moldova's Capital Airport Remains Tight Amid Bomb Threats

20 August 2022 00:42

Security at Moldova's Chisinau Airport is being kept extremely tight as bomb threats have become a near-daily occurence in the airport. 

After receiving information about bomb threats, police and sniffer dogs patrol the departures queues as passengers endure long waits and disruption. 

While no one has yet been charged for the bomb threats, most of which have arrived via email and all of which have turned out to be false, officials said. They have traced IP addresses to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

Since the beginning of July, Moldova has received nearly 60 bomb threats — with more than 15 reported so far this week — at locations ranging from the capital’s city hall, to the airport, the supreme court, shopping malls and hospitals.