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Police warning in UK over letter bombs


British organisations linked to motoring are being warned to be careful when opening their mail. Police are trying to find out who is responsible for the sending of seven letter bombs over the past three weeks. Anton Setchell from the Association of Chief Police Officers says it seems the intent was to shock but not kill.

“These devices do not contain conventional explosives, and although we are still awaiting the results of forensic analysis, the indications are that these devices are of a small pyrotechnic nature,” he said.

Six people were hurt on Wednesday by a mail bomb at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea. This was the third letter bomb in three days to hit companies or agencies with links to enforcing motoring laws. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. However, police say animal rights and motorist groups have been linked to some of the letter bombs.

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