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Incendiary Device Found in British Official's Mail

July 17, 1986|From Reuters

LONDON — A crude incendiary device in an envelope addressed to British Home Secretary Douglas Hurd ignited harmlessly Wednesday when it was opened by security staff members.

A police spokesman said: "The package was opened by security staff in a secure area. It was a device made up of a box of matches. It ignited, causing no personal injury and no damage."

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