WORLD : Bomb Found at Terror Seminar

From Times Wire Services

British police today defused a bomb planted under a lectern that a government minister, London's police chief and top British and American experts were to use while addressing an international conference on terrorism.

Commander George Churchill-Coleman, head of Scotland Yard's Anti-Terrorist Squad, said the device contained enough explosives to cause death and injury and was probably planted by the Irish Republican Army.

The lunch box containing the bomb was discovered by security guards as delegates arrived for the conference at the Royal Overseas League building on Park Place near Piccadilly in central London, police and conference organizers said.

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