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Wave of bomb threats hits Slovakia as 1,100 threats target schools and banks

Wave of bomb threats hits Slovakia as 1,100 threats target schools and banks
By Yagiz Efe Parmaksiz
May 7, 2024 7:29 PM

Slovakia receives over 1,100 threats, with thousand of them aimed at educational institutions, more than a hundred targeting banks

Slovakia was plunged into panic on Tuesday after schools and organizations, including banks, received over 1,100 bomb threats, prompting evacuations across the nation. Law officials quickly started a terror investigation into the extraordinary flood of threats that have scared communities throughout the country.

Rastislav Polakovic, the deputy head of police, described the incident as a “particularly serious crime of terrorist attack.” He said that emails began flooding schools as early as five or six a.m. According to Polakovic, about 1,000 of these threats were aimed at educational institutions, with more than 100 targeting banks.

Responding to the catastrophe, officials are working feverishly to safeguard residents’ safety. “The police are working at full speed, checking security at schools and attempting to identify the perpetrator,” said a statement issued on the police’s official Facebook page.

The seriousness of the matter cannot be overstated, since individuals guilty for such atrocious deeds may face life in jail.

Lucia Forman, spokesperson for the Bratislava self-governing area, explained the dangers’ extensive impact, notably on schools under their supervision. “We took all the necessary steps, the children were evacuated, and the police are dealing with the case,” she stated.

The series of bomb threats has put a fog over Slovakia, forcing a coordinated response from law enforcement and government institutions to safeguard the public’s safety and security. As investigations continue, the country remains on edge, dealing with the fallout from an unprecedented wave of terrorism.

Source: AFP

Last Updated:  Jun 3, 2024 4:58 PM