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Devices Explode At British Consulate

The early morning  blasts shattered windows but did not cause significant damage or injuries. The blasts occurred at about 3:50 am, Eastern time.

Officials say there was slight damage to the building's front door and a window. 

A spokesman said one device was the size and shape of a pineapple and the other was the size and shape of a lemon. They detonated within a minute of each other.

The devices, which contained black gunpowder and fuses, blew out a chunk of concrete in the flower box where they were planted outside the building. 

Voters in Britain were casting ballots in a general election in which Prime Minister Tony Blair is seeking a historic third term for his Labour Party The police department's bomb squad is at the scene.

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