Fires, bombs shake up Riga

  • 1999-02-18
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - The Latvian capital was rattled by three major fires and a wave of bombings last week, prompting the Interior Ministry to hold a special meeting with top police officials Feb.13 to discuss the situation."All these events and situations don't constitute a situation which can be called a state of emergency," Interior Minister Roberts Jurdzs told reporters at a press conference following the meeting.The three fires erupted on the same night, which posed a challenge for the fire department. At one point every available firefighter in the city was at the scene of a blaze. The Chief of the...
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