British police are investigating three improvised bombs sent to London, destined for two airports and one railway station.
The three devices were inside A4-sized envelopes bearing Irish stamps and postmarks.
This incident is receiving heavy coverage in Ireland, where I’m currently visiting as a tourist.
The Metropolitan Police said it was treating the Tuesday morning incidents as linked.
The @metpoliceuk Counter Terrorism Command has launched an investigation after three suspicious packages were found at locations in London.
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“The packages, all A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags, have been assessed by specialist officers to be small improvised explosive devices. These devices, at this early stage of the investigation, appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened,” according to a spokesperson.
The Irish postal service identified the stamps as part of its “Love & Wedding” design for wedding invitations and thank-you cards.
The packages, according to reports, only appear to be designed to start a small fire and be a nuisance as the one that went off just melted part of its own plastic envelope according to ok reports, and the other two were not opened.
The Garda (Ireland’s police service) confirmed it was also assisting the Metropolitan Police.