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letter bomb

An email or word processing document that contains active code intended to cause damage to the recipient's computer such as erasing the storage drive. See macro virus and mail bomb.
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Brennan, who is the US administration's deputy national security adviser, separately told ABC's This Week that evidence suggested the same person constructed the Yemen parcel bombs and the device worn by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man who attempted to ignite a bomb on board an airliner over the US on December 25 last year.
"The teacher apparently asked some pupils who were not paying attention which bus they caught home, and said he knew how to make a parcel bomb to put on their school bus.
He had a parcel bomb sent and his wife subjected to verbal abuse.
US officials have said the parcel bombs intercepted in Dubai and Britain were addressed to synagogues in Chicago.
It is claimed he told them he knew how to plant a parcel bomb on their bus unless they behaved.
Summary: Detectives hunting whoever sent parcel bombs to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two others have appealed for a couple to come forward.
A SUSPECTED parcel bomb caused a full-scale alert at Halton Hospital in Runcorn.
Hate Lennon has been the target of a recent hate campaign that has seen a deadly parcel bomb being sent to him at Lennoxtown.
TERRY Wogan has revealed how he was once sent a parcel bomb during the Troubles - but was off on holidays at the time.
The latest scandals follow the sacking of Berwick Rangers youth Kieran Bowell earlier in the week for posting on Twitter that he wished the parcel bomb had "f***ing killed" the Celtic boss.
Bomb disposal experts have defused an explosive package at the Greek embassy in Rome just days after parcel bomb attacks claimed by an Italian anarchist group wounded two people at the Swiss and Chilean missions.
SANAA: Yemeni security forces set up checkpoints across Sanaa on Saturday, searching vehicles and carrying out identity checks after the discovery of a parcel bomb plot originating in Yemen.