Security scare in US: Suspicious object sent to Obama, Clintons; CNN office evacuated


WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: Police intercepted suspected explosive devices sent to former US President Barack Obama, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the CNN bureau in New York that apparently targeted figures disparaged by right-wing critics two weeks before U.S. congressional elections.

“This is clearly an act of terrorism,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference.

With the country deeply polarized under President Donald Trump, the packages brought a new level of tension to political contests that will decide whether Democrats can challenge the majorities now held by Trump`s Republicans in Congress.

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