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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:19 PM

Explosive packages found at Heathrow, Waterloo and London City Airport

Source: BBC

Counter-terror police are investigating three packages containing explosives found at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo station.

The "small improvised explosive devices" were found in A4 postal bags, the Metropolitan Police said.

The force's Counter Terrorism Command is treating it as a "linked series" and "keeping an open mind" about motives.

Irish police are assisting the Met as the Heathrow and Waterloo packages had Republic of Ireland stamps.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-47457477

It goes on to say these weren't really "explosive" but, rather, designed to just start "a very small fire" that was enough to melt the ink.

"The devices do not seem to be capable of causing serious injury, so they were probably intended to have a nuisance effect and to generate publicity, which they have successfully done."

Apparently, all of them were in buildings distant from any passenger terminals and no flights were disrupted.

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