Slovakia hit by wave of bomb threats

Police in Slovakia are trying to find out who sent more than 1,000 bomb threats to schools and other institutions on Tuesday.

Police teams with sniffer dogs and bomb disposal experts were called out repeatedly across the country.

The alerts prompted mass evacuations.

Officials said they were treating the threats “as a particularly serious crime of terrorist attack”.

Emails from an anonymous sender reportedly began arriving at 05:00, alleging that explosives were stored in hundreds of schools spanning the country’s eight regions.

The number of confirmed threats issued has reportedly been growing.

Read more: BBC News