Bomb hoax causes panic at Almaty kindergarten

ALMATY. July 23. KAZINFORM Classes at a kindergarten in Almaty city were suspended Monday due to a bomb hoax.

On Monday morning, an unknown caller told the kindergarten principal that an explosive device was allegedly planted inside the kindergarten compound.

The bomb threat prompted the evacuation of 140 children and 39 employees.

Local police and bomb squad rushed to the kindergarten, but did not find any explosive inside the compound.

Investigators have yet to trace the origin of the bomb threat.

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