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Hate Mail: Previous cases of parcel bombs around the world

Parcel bombs are explosive devices hidden in a package and sent with the intention of causing death or injury to the recipient. Read on to know which famous personalities around the world received them

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October 2018 saw authorities across the world intercepted pipe bombs sent to several prominent personalities, including former US President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Image: Reuters)
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October 2018 saw authorities across the world intercepted pipe bombs sent to several prominent personalities, including former US President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Image: Reuters)

Suspicious packages were also sent to the CNN office in New York and to the home of George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager and liberal philanthropist. (Image: Reuters)
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Suspicious packages were also sent to the CNN office in New York and to the home of George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager and liberal philanthropist. (Image: Reuters)

There is a long history of parcel bombs attacks around the world. In 1947, letter bombs were sent to U.S. President Harry Truman at the White House. Secret Service bomb experts defused them. (Image: Reuters)
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There is a long history of parcel bombs attacks around the world. In 1947, letter bombs were sent to U.S. President Harry Truman at the White House. Secret Service bomb experts defused them. (Image: Reuters)

From 1975 to 1996, Ted Kaczynski popularly known as the ‘Unabomber’ sent several mail bombs that killed three people and injured 23. He is currently serving multiple life sentences for the crimes. (Image: Reuters)
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From 1975 to 1996, Ted Kaczynski popularly known as the ‘Unabomber’ sent several mail bombs that killed three people and injured 23. He is currently serving multiple life sentences for the crimes. (Image: Reuters)

In 1996, Icelandic singer Bjork was sent a bomb by a fan, Ricardo Lopez. The bomb containing explosives and sulphuric acid was intercepted by the London police. (Image: Reuters)
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In 1996, Icelandic singer Bjork was sent a bomb by a fan, Ricardo Lopez. The bomb containing explosives and sulphuric acid was intercepted by the London police. (Image: Reuters)

Seven letter bombs were sent over a period of three weeks in the United Kingdom, injuring nine people in February 2007. A 27-year-old primary school caretaker, Miles Cooper, was arrested. (Image: Reuters)
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Seven letter bombs were sent over a period of three weeks in the United Kingdom, injuring nine people in February 2007. A 27-year-old primary school caretaker, Miles Cooper, was arrested. (Image: Reuters)

Following the detonation of an envelope in his car, former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured, along with his driver in Athens in May 2007. (Image: Reuters)
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Following the detonation of an envelope in his car, former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured, along with his driver in Athens in May 2007. (Image: Reuters)

In Odisha, a software engineer was killed and his wife seriously injured, when he opened a parcel sent to him just five days after their wedding in February 2017. An 85-year-old relative died as well. (Image: PTI)
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In Odisha, a software engineer was killed and his wife seriously injured, when he opened a parcel sent to him just five days after their wedding in February 2017. An 85-year-old relative died as well. (Image: PTI)

Two people died in a three-week mail bombing spree in Texas in March 2018. The culprit, Mark Anthony Conditt, dubbed as the Austin Bomber, blew himself up as the police closed in on him. (Image: Reuters)
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Two people died in a three-week mail bombing spree in Texas in March 2018. The culprit, Mark Anthony Conditt, dubbed as the Austin Bomber, blew himself up as the police closed in on him. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Oct 26, 2018 10:12 am
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