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Bombs found near London airports and rail station

Staff Writer |
Three suspicious packages were discovered by London's Metropolitan Police yesterday near Waterloo rail station as well as Heathrow and London City airports.

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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," Politico cited the police as saying.

The first device was found just before 10 a.m. at a site near Heathrow Airport. The package burned once opened by staff at the Compass Center office block outside the terminal building, according to police.

At 11.40 a.m., British Transport Police were called to investigate another package found in the mail room at Waterloo station. At 12.10 p.m., police responded to another call at the City Aviation House outside London City airport.

Local metro services to London City Airport were affected by the investigation, but the police insisted that all trains and planes were running on schedule. No injuries have been reported.

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