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Spanish PM targets amid spate of explosive packages

Spanish PM targets amid spate of explosive packages

Spanish PM targets amid spate of explosive packages

Spanish PM targets amid spate of explosive packages

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  • A mail bomb-like parcel was discovered at the US embassy in Madrid on Thursday.
  • Similar parcels addressed to the Ukrainian embassy, defense minister, and Torrejón Air Base.
  • No one has yet claimed responsibility, but bombings may be related to Spain’s backing for Ukraine.
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After learning that several letter bombs were recently delivered to prominent targets, including the prime minister, Spain increased security.

A similar bomb burst on Wednesday, lightly injuring a Ukrainian embassy worker in Madrid.

The defense minister, according to officials, was one of the other targets. The US embassy also received another device.

Although no one has yet claimed responsibility, it is believed that the bombings may be related to Spain’s backing for Ukraine.

Invading Ukraine in February, Russia has denounced all “terrorist” action, calling such threats or deeds “absolutely despicable.”

A mail bomb-like parcel was discovered at the US embassy in Madrid on Thursday afternoon, Spanish police reported to the news agency.

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Prior to this, the Spanish government claimed that five targets had received bomb devices.

According to the report, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez had received a mail containing fireworks, but it was stopped on November 24 before anyone was wounded.

It said that similar parcels had also been addressed to the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid, the defense minister, a weapons manufacturing in Zaragoza, and Torrejón Air Base.

Although a male employee of the Ukrainian embassy was injured when he opened the letter bomb and was rushed to the hospital, Ukraine claimed that the employee’s life was not in danger.

The event is being looked into by Spain as a potential terrorist attack, and in response, Kyiv promised to bolster security at its embassies throughout the world.

A minister indicated during a press conference that the envelopes were being examined and that it looked that all five were sent from within Spain.

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All of the devices were mailed in brown envelopes and contained loose gunpowder with an electrical igniting mechanism, according to a source familiar with the inquiry, who spoke to Media.

There are rumors that the bombings have something to do with Spain’s outspoken support of Ukraine during its conflict with Russia.

This has been made worse by rumors that the bomb’s arms manufacturer had produced grenade launchers for Ukrainian forces.

People in Spain were in shock, as security was tightened in public buildings and stricter checks on postal orders were ordered.

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