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Parcel bombs sent to London transport hubs

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Published on March 5, 2019 - Duration: 00:53s

Parcel bombs sent to London transport hubs

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.

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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 (March 5).

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

The Metropolitan Police 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.

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