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Terror-linked Group Claims Responsibility For UK Explosive Devices

A group known as IRA, has claimed responsibility for improvised explosive devises sent to locations in London and Glascow last week, the Metropolitan Police and Police Scotland said on Tuesday.

The authorities said in a statement that they are “aware of the claim of responsibility for the devices that were received at three buildings” in the UK capital and at the University of Glasgow on March 5 and 6.

 “The claim was allegedly made on behalf of the ‘IRA,'” they said.

Their claim was received by a media outlet in Northern Ireland on Monday and a recognized codeword was used, the statement further said.

According to the police, the devices, which have similarities to past packages “linked to dissident groups associated with Northern-Ireland related terrorism are being looked at as a line of enquiry.”

The group claimed to have sent five devices, of which four have been recovered by police.

Police have provided advice to businesses and organizations to be vigilant and report suspicious packages.


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