London Police: Letter Bombs Intended to Shock, Not Kill
Well, that makes me feel so much better.
This post is a follow-up to angryindian's story, which you can see here.
Six people were hurt in Britain on Wednesday by the latest in a series of letter bombs, but police said they believed the devices were intended to shock, not kill.
Wednesday's blast at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea, south Wales, was the third in three days aimed at agencies or contractors involved in enforcing traffic rules, leading media to blame disgruntled motorists.
But police stressed there had been no claim of responsibility and were reluctant to ascribe a motive.
The bombs were similar to three others sent in January, one of which bore the name of a jailed animal rights activist. (See Map)
Police also revealed that another bomb had hit the director of an unspecified company at his home on Saturday. All seven bombs were in padded envelopes.
"These devices do not contain conventional explosives, and although we are still awaiting the results of analysis, indications are that these devices are of a small pyrotechnic nature," said Anton Setchell, the coordinator for domestic extremism of Britain's Association of Chief Police Officers.
"The intention clearly seems to be to cause shock and relatively minor injuries."
One woman was treated for cuts in Wednesday's attack. Three colleagues were sent to hospital with hearing injuries and two others were treated at the scene.