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'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to Army offices

A group calling itself the IRA has claimed it was behind devices sent to armed forces recruitment centres last week, Scotland Yard said. Packages were discovered at army careers offices in Oxford, Brighton, Canterbury and Slough yesterday.

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'Low-level but viable' threat to army offices probed

Counter-terrorism police are investigating reports of suspect packages being found at army careers offices.

Packages have been found in Canterbury, Oxford, Slough and Brighton, while similar packages were found earlier in the week in Aldershot, Reading and Chatham, the south east counter terrorism unit said.

Police officers consider the situation a "low-level threat" but "viable", sources said.

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