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Monday, March 18, 2019
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
The bombs were discovered today at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo station.
They were described as "A4-sized white postal bags" capable of "igniting an initially small fire when opened".
All of them were marked with a “love stamp” issued by the Republic of Ireland in 2018, showing a red heart and the words “Love” and “Eire”.
They were sent by post from Dublin, the Irish Times reports.
The first package went off at Heathrow Airport offices at 10am this morning.
Nobody was injured in the ensuing small fire but the building was evacuated and anti-terror experts rushed to the scene.
Shortly after 11.30am, a similar device was found in the post room at Waterloo station with the area sealed off.
The third package was received around midday at City Aviation House in the Royal Docks.
Staff were evacuated and bomb squad experts took over.
There were no casualties and Scotland Yard said officers are treating the incidents as linked.
The force said in a statement: "The Met Police Counter Terrorism Command has launched an investigation after three suspicious packages were received at buildings in London today, Tuesday, 5 March.
"The packages - all A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags - have been assessed by specialist officers to be small improvised explosive devices.
"These devices, at this early stage of the investigation, appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened.
"The Met Police Counter Terrorism Command is treating the incidents as a linked series and is keeping an open mind regarding motives."
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan posted on Twitter: "The @metpoliceuk Counter Terrorism Command has launched an investigation after three suspicious packages were found at locations in London.
"Our thanks go to the police, security, transport staff and all involved for their swift actions to keep our city safe."
at 10:15 PM
Friday, March 1, 2019
The Swedish public prosecutor’s office has confirmed media reports that a second espionage-related arrest took place in Stockholm this week. The latest arrest came just 24 hours after a man was arrested in the Swedish capital on Tuesday, allegedly for spying on behalf of Russia. As intelNews reported yesterday, a man was apprehended on Tuesday while meeting with a foreign diplomat in central Stockholm. The diplomat is allegedly a member of staff at the Russian embassy in Sweden. He is believed to be a Russian intelligence officer operating under official cover. A representative of the Swedish Security Service, known as SÄPO, later said that the man who was meeting with the Russian diplomat had been recruited by Russian intelligence in 2017 or earlier, and had been in regular contact with his Russian handlers. His name has not been revealed to the media, but he is believed to be working for an unnamed technology company in Sweden.
On Thursday, the Stockholm-based newspaper Dagens Nyheter said that it had seen court papers involving the arrest of a second individual on Wednesday, reportedly in connection with espionage for a foreign power. The paper said that the arrest took place in the Swedish capital and the individual in question remained in detention. It added that Hans-Jorgen Hanstrom, of the public prosecutor’s office, had confirmed the arrest and that the main suspect had been charged with spying against Swedish interests for a foreign power. Hanstrom added that the suspect had been found to engage in espionage from April 10 until September 30, 2018. But he did not disclose the person’s name or nationality. SÄPO spokesman Karl Melin also confirmed the espionage-related arrest, but did not comment on whether it was related to Tuesday’s arrest.
Earlier in the week, officials from SÄPO’s counterespionage directorate said that Tuesday’s arrest was the result of a lengthy operation that took “a substantial period of time” and involved “intensive intelligence and investigation work”. The alleged spy was scheduled to be placed in pre-trial detention on Thursday, but his hearing was postponed for Friday. The Russian embassy in Stockholm has not commented on the reports.
at 3:20 PM
French President Emmanuel Macron has floated the idea that those convicted for crimes of hate speech could be banned from social media networks permanently.“The European fight must continue, but it is too slow,” Macron said and compared banning those convicted of hate speech from social media to football hooligans being banned from attending football matches.
at 3:19 PM
Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist movement on Friday condemned Britain’s decision to outlaw its political wing, describing the move as an “insult” to the Lebanese people that hurt the “feelings” of many of its local followers.
There are currently 74 international terrorist organisations proscribed under the UK Terrorism Act 2000, alongside 14 organisations connected to Northern Ireland proscribed under separate legislation.
at 3:17 PM