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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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Police: Found packages 'pose a very low level threat'

An officer from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit has said that the packages left near a number of armed forces recruitment offices "pose a very low level threat and are unlikely to cause significant harm or damage".

Detective Superintendent Stan Gilmour said the contents of the packages were being sent for forensic examination.

He added: "When a suspect package is reported we have a routine response which means we may need to evacuate the area if necessary until we can be sure it poses no threat to the public."

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