'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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'Attacks will continue when and where the IRA see fit'

A group calling itself the IRA have said attacks will "continue when and where" it sees fit after claiming responsibility for sending suspect packages sent to armed forces recruitment offices last week.

"The IRA claims responsibility for the explosive devices that were sent to British armed forces recruitment centres in England. Attacks will continue when and where the IRA see fit," the statement to the Irish News read.

The Army Careers office in Canterbury, Kent, one of the armed forces recruitment offices where suspected explosive devices were found. Credit: PA Wire

Four suspected explosive devices were found at Army careers offices in Oxford, Brighton, Canterbury and the Queensmere shopping centre in Slough last Thursday.

Scotland Yard said the group, using a recognised codeword, had contacted a media outlet in Northern Ireland on Saturday.

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