Explosives sent to Obama and Clinton, CNN headquarters evacuated

The devices were discovered by technicians who screen mail sent to the former US officials 

Suspected explosive devices were sent to former United States President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

The bombs were discovered by technicians who assess mail sent to the US officials.

The US Secret Service said that the first package was sent to Clinton, on the 23 October, while the second was addressed to the former President. 

“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,” the statement read. 

Whitehouse spokesperson Sarah Sanders, condemned the attacks, and said that those responsible will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. 

"The United States Secret Service and other law enforcement agencies are investigating and will take all appropriate actions to protect anyone threatened by these cowards," she said.

The news comes only two days after a bomb was found at the home of liberal philanthropist George Sorros. 

The Time Warner building in New York was also evacuated due to a suspected explosive package.

CNN which houses its newsroom in the Time Warner building, reported its evacuation. 

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