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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 February 2007, 17:45 GMT
In pictures: letter bomb attacks

Swansea letter bomb scene

Four people were taken to hospital after a letter bomb exploded at the main DVLA centre in Swansea on Wednesday. It was the third such attack on motor-related targets in three days.

Staff outside Swansea DVLA centre

Staff were forced out of their offices after the attack on the DVLA centre. A total of seven devices have been received at locations in England and Wales in the past three weeks.

Army bomb disposal experts

Army bomb disposal experts were called to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency building in Swansea after the device exploded. Four staff had to be taken to hospital.

Police enter DVLA building

Police officers make their way into the DVLA's headquarters in Swansea. The letter bomb explosion took place just after 0900 GMT.

Office building at DVLA centre

Office workers in Swansea looked down on the drama unfolding below. The blast has been linked to explosions in Wokingham, London and Folkestone.

Police forensic officer at Wokingham letter bomb scene

On Tuesday, a bomb exploded in Wokingham, Berks, at a firm linked to speed camera company Speed Check Services. Police forensic officers went to the scene.

Army bomb disposal expert and policewoman at Wokingham scene

Army bomb disposal experts from the Royal Logistics Corps attended the scene of the Wokingham letter bomb. Two men were slightly injured in the blast at accountants Vantis.

Police officers with sniffer dogs at Victoria letter bomb scene

On Monday, there was a letter bomb explosion at the offices of London congestion charge operator Capita. Police sniffer dogs were brought in.

Armed police officer and colleague stand guard in Victoria

Armed police officers stood guard at the Capita offices in Victoria, central London. One female worker suffered minor hand injuries in the blast.

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