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Two bombs exploded outside the British consulate in New York today in an election-day terror scare.
The blasts rocked the high-rise office building in Manhattan shortly before 4am local time, shattering windows and damaging a car.
They follow warnings by Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair that al Qaeda may try to disrupt the general election with a Madrid-style bombing in London. British embassies around the world are on a state of high alert.
New York police described the bombs as plastic "novelty devices", one the size and shape of a pineapple and the second the shape of a lemon.
The devices detonated within a minute of each other in concrete plant containers, which had been placed to prevent suicide bombers driving into the building.