Explosive packages found at Heathrow, Waterloo and London City Airport

London, March 5 : The UK Metropolitan Police has launched counter-terror investigation after three packages containing explosives were found at Heathrow Airport, London City Airport and Waterloo station in London.

The A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags were found to be capable of igniting a small fire (small improvised explosive devices) when opened, the Met said.They are being treated as linked and the Met’s counter-terrorism command said it was keeping an “open mind regarding motives”. No arrests have been made and inquiries are continuing.

The three devices, sent to Heathrow and London City airports and Waterloo train station earlier in the day, “appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened,” London’s Metropolitan Police said.

“The Met Police Counter Terrorism Command is treating the incidents as a linked series and is keeping an open mind regarding motives,” they added in a statement.Waterloo is the busiest rail station in the UK, with 94 million passengers in 2017-18.

No one was injured by the devices and services were not affected.

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