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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: 'IRA' packages claim received by NI media

A group calling itself the IRA claimed responsibility for sending devices to army recruitment centres by contacting a Northern Irish media outlet on Saturday, police have said.

A Metropolitan Police statement read:

We are aware of the claim of responsibility for the devices that were sent to army recruitment centres in England last week.

The claim was received on Saturday, 15 February by a Northern Irish media outlet using a recognised codeword.

The claim was allegedly made on behalf of the 'IRA'.

The public is urged to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.

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