BISHKEK. Clients and salespeople of The 'Aichurok' department store in the center of the capital city today were evacuated after a false bomb alarm. An unknown male telephoned the store at about 2 p.m. that a bomb is going to explode inside the store within seven minutes. Law-enforcement forces checked the premises after the evacuation of the people in the store. However, no bomb was found. An investigation is under way to find the man who caused the false alarm. It is not the first time for the store to be evacuated after phone calls threatening the explosion of a bomb.
Compiled and translated by Tyntchtykbek Tchoroev and edited by Fred Woelfel in Prague