Six suspicious packages sent to military, intelligence sites, officials say

The packages contained explosive components and were sent through the mail, the officials said. All were safely neutralized.

WASHINGTON — The FBI and military authorities said Monday that they were investigating a half-dozen suspicious packages containing explosive components, sent to military and intelligence addresses in the Washington area.

The first was discovered Monday morning at the National Defense University, at Fort McNair in southwest Washington. It was quickly rendered safe, the military said.