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Targets of letter bombs have included: the International Monetary Fund, embassies, John D. Rockefeller, judges, journalists, an anti-Apartheid activist, local police, and prime ministers.
Beginning in the 20th century—as the mail-delivery system became even more codified and expansive—letter bombs became a tool of political terrorism.
In all the cases, the letter bombs contained gunpowder.
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LETTER BOMB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of letter bomb for English Language Learners
: a bomb that is mailed to someone in a letter or package and that explodes when the letter or package is opened
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