US man­hunt for per­sons be­hind mail bombs

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US au­thor­i­ties are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a spate of sus­pected pipe bombs sent this week to some of US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s most vo­cal crit­ics, sow­ing fear less than two weeks be­fore Amer­i­cans cast their vote in midterm elections.

Those tar­geted in­cluded for­mer US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama, for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton, for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den, bil­lion­aire phi­lan­thropist Ge­orge Soros and CNN, among oth­ers.

No one has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity and the FBI urged the pub­lic to re­port any tips and be vig­i­lant. All the sus­pi­cious pack­ages were be­lieved to have gone through the US Postal Sys­tem at some point, re­ported Reuters news agency, cit­ing an un­named fed­eral law en­force­ment source.

Ac­cord­ing the the FBI, many of the pack­ages had the re­turn ad­dress of the Florida of­fice of US Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz, who for­merly chaired the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee. — AFP

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