The United Sates secret service on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 intercepted packages suspected to contain explosives devices sent to former President Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential candidate in 2016.

They were discovered by technicians who screen mails sent to the former US officials.

In a statement by the secret service, a package addressed to Clinton was recovered late on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 while another package was addressed to Obama’s residence on Wednesday.

According to the secret service, neither Obama nor Clinton received the packages, “nor were they at risk of receiving them”.

The statement read:

“Early this morning, October 24, 2018, a second package addressed to the residence of former President Barack Obama was intercepted by Secret Service personnel in Washington, DC.

“Both packages were intercepted prior to being delivered to their intended location. The protectees did not receive the packages nor were they at risk of receiving them”.

A package was also sent to CNN offices in The Time Warner building in New York, causing the media house to evacuate its newsroom.

According to report, the package sent to CNN was addressed to John Brennan, former CIA director.

The three devices intercepted are said to be similar to one found on Monday at the home of George Soros, billionaire philanthropist and business magnate.

The US law enforcement agencies have started investigating the issue.

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