UK police link small bombs sent to London airports and rail hub

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5 March 2019

London’s counter-terrorism police said they had launched an investigation into who mailed three small bombs to two airports and a major rail station on Tuesday, ONA reports quoting Reuters.

 

No one was injured by the devices, one of which caused a small fire in an office building at Heathrow airport.

 

“The Met Police Counter Terrorism Command is treating the incidents as a linked series and is keeping an open mind regarding motives,” London’s police force said.

 

They received the first report of a suspicious device at Heathrow at 0955 GMT after staff opened a package which caught fire.

 

Later, a similar package was identified in the post room of London’s busiest rail station, Waterloo, and a third was found in an office at London City airport in east London.

 

Flights were unaffected, though a light rail line linking London City with central London was temporarily suspended.

 

Britain is on its second-highest level of terrorism alert, with security services seeing an attack as “highly likely”.

 

In 2017, five attacks in London and Manchester killed a total of 36 people.

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