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UK Police Launch Counter-terrorism Investigation After Small IEDs Found At Two London Airports & Waterloo Station: UPDATES

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:
UK police say counter-terrorism investigation launched after small IEDs found at Heathrow Airport, City Airport & Waterloo station in London
Update at 11:00 PM:
6 months ago

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling: Police are investigating a small number of security alerts.


6 months ago

In a big breaking development, Britain’s counterterrorism police on Tuesday evening have launched an investigation after three padded mailing bags with what appears to be small explosive devices inside were found in three different locations - Heathrow Airport, City Airport and Waterloo station - in London.

Police said smaller bags inside the mailers enclosed the devices that “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.”

Officials say the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command “is treating the incidents as a linked series.”

One mailer was found near Heathrow Airport. A building was evacuated as a precaution after the package was opened and part of it burned.

Officials say the building is not at the airport and flights were not affected. There were no injuries.

Another mailer turned up near City Airport, and the third in the mailroom at Waterloo Station. The package at the rail station was not opened.

(With The Associated Press inputs)