‘IRA’ says it is responsible for parcel bombs

12 March 2019


A group calling itself the IRA has claimed it was behind the parcel bombs that were sent to three London transport hubs and the University of Glasgow last week, police have said.

Officers say the group claimed five devices were sent but only four have been found so far.

Police Scotland and the Metropolitan Police have said the claim was received by a Northern Ireland media outlet using a recognised codeword.

The forces said in a joint statement that it was allegedly was made “on behalf of the IRA”.

Officers were already exploring this as a line of enquiry after the packages bore similarities to devices sent by Northern Ireland dissident groups in the past.

At least two of the parcel bombs had Irish stamps with red hearts on them.


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