Terror alert imposed in Transnistria after series of blasts

Terror alert imposed in Transnistria after series of blasts

A red level of terror alert was introduced after a series of blasts in Transnistria.

A series of terrorist attacks have hit the region of Transnistria on Monday, officially known as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic PMR which borders Ukraine, its leader said on Tuesday. The region was put on terrorist alert by Transnistrian President Vadim Krasnoselsky, according to the president's website.

Two back-to- back explosions rocked a broadcasting center in the village of Mayak on Tuesday morning, the region s interior ministry said. It said that no one was hurt, but the two biggest antennas that were transmitting Russian radio stations have been disabled.

Another incident occurred at a military site near Parkany. There had been two explosions, according to reports on social media.

The State Security Ministry building in the region, Tiraspol, was shelled with rocket-propelled grenades but also had no casualties, according to the Interior Ministry.

Moldovan President Maia Sandu will convene the country's Supreme Security Council to discuss the matter later on Tuesday.

Transnistria, a Russian-speaking region, was separated from Moldova as the Soviet Union broke up. Since the early 1990s a Russian peacekeeping force has been stationed there.