UK says suspicious parcels have 'hallmarks of North Ireland terrorism'

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Posted: Feb 13, 2014 1:44 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Seven suspicious packages sent to army recruitment offices in England contained "viable devices" bearing the hallmarks of "Northern Ireland terrorism", a spokeswoman from Prime Minister David Cameron's office said on Thursday.

"Seven suspect packages have been identified as containing small, crude, but potentially viable devices bearing the hallmarks of Northern Ireland related terrorism," the spokeswoman said in a statement. "These have now been safely dealt with by the police and bomb disposal units."

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Andrew Osborn)