100 calls from "phone terrorists" registered in Kazakhstan in 2011 13 сентября 2011, 15:52
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Kazakhstan Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Bozhko. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Over 100 calls about mine-studded buildings have been received by Kazakhstan Emergency Situations services since the beginning of 2011, Interfax-Kazakhstan reports citing Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Bozhko.
“There have been 112 of such cases this year. Some of the hotels and buildings were “mined” three times a week,” Minister said during online-conference on September 12. According to him, “explosives” were found by deminers only in some of these cases. Bozhko said that each of such cases costs the budget 150-200 thousand tenge ($1,000 - $1,300).
“Such calls have became a problem. That is why all the services are currently being outfitted with equipment defining callers IDs. Legal responsibility for such false calls is being increased,” the Minister stressed.