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US Secret Service intercepts explosive devices sent to homes of former President Obama and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton

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In the United States, two potential explosive devices sent to the homes of former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were intercepted and detonated yesterday.  The US Secret Service said, the packages were immediately identified during routine mail screening procedures and were proactively detonated. It said, both packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to their intended location.

Explosives were also found in package sent to the US news network CNN, after which Time Warner building in New York City, where the CNN bureau is located, was evacuated for five hours.
President Donald Trump has termed as abhorrent the sending of suspicious packages to Mr Obama, Ms Clinton and CNN.

He said, acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the US. Mr Trump said, full weight of his government is being deployed to conduct an investigation into the matter and bring those responsible for these acts to justice.The New York police termed the incident as an attempted terrorist attack.The incident comes less than two weeks before the midterm elections on the 6th of next month.