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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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On July 15, police served a fresh arrest warrant to Kikuchi on suspicion she attempted to kill Aoshima with the parcel bomb in conspiracy with another ex-AUM member Yoshihito Inoue, now 42, and others.
Summary: Two men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into parcel bombs sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
POLICE investigating parcel bombs sent to Celtic manager Neil Lennon and two high-profile supporters of the club said last night another suspect package had been intercepted in Northern Ireland.
Instead, the week has been dominated by the parcel bomb sent to Neil Lennon.
A spokesman for Berwick Rangers said: "It has been brought to the attention of Berwick Rangers that a young footballer on an amateur contract with the club has made a comment on a social networking site relating to the recent story concerning the posting of a parcel bomb to Neil Lennon.
Last week, an Italian anarchist group called the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) claimed responsibility in a note for the parcel bombs at the Swiss and Chilean embassies.
DOHA: In sending parcel bombs from Yemen to the United States, Al-Qaeda's Yemen-based branch has demonstrated an extraordinary sense of innovation and adaptation to international security measures, experts say.
A second suspected parcel bomb was discovered at a sorting office in south London at around 4.
1981 A parcel bomb was found addressed to Prince Charles.
Hong Kong police said Tuesday they are alarmed at Monday's parcel bomb explosion at a newspaper office, the precise motive for which remained unclear.
They said a parcel bomb was at each school, but no passwords or codewords were given.
Earlier on June 24, a small parcel bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in Ankara, where Pres.