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'Letter bombs' sent to British military recruiters

Published on Feb 14, 2014 4:41 AM

LONDON (AFP) - The British government held an emergency meeting Thursday after a string of crude but potentially viable explosive devices were mailed to armed forces recruitment offices.

The devices, sent to seven offices in southeast England, bore the hallmarks of Northern Irish terror attacks, Downing Street said.

Counter-terrorism police are investigating and army bomb disposal crews were sent to assist. Sources said they could have caused injury.

Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the government's COBRA emergencies committee to discuss the situation.

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