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Bomb Scare Delays Flights in Southern Russia

The Rostov-on-Don Airport

More than 1,000 people were evacuated Tuesday morning after reports of a bomb scare at the Rostov-on-Don Airport.

Staff evacuated 1,100 people after an unidentified caller reported that an explosive device had been planted in one of the airport's terminals, the Interfax news agency cited a source from emergency services as saying.

Nine flights were delayed as police officers conducted a search of the building; no bomb was found, an airport spokesman told Interfax.

The delayed flights were expected to depart from the southern Russian airport by 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, the report said.

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