Letter bomb addressed to Ukrainian ambassador in Madrid explodes, injuring official

Prédio da Embaixada da Ucrânia na Espanha: envelope estava endereçado ao embaixador, mas não passou pelo scanner e foi aberto por um segurança no jardim da representação diplomática

Building of the Embassy of Ukraine in Spain: envelope was addressed to ambassador, but it did not pass through the scanner and was opened by a security guard in the garden of the diplomatic representation| Photo: Wikimedia Commons

An employee of the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid was slightly injured this Wednesday (30) due to the explosion of a homemade device that was in an envelope that arrived at the diplomatic legation, police sources told Agência EFE.

According to these sources, the device was detonated when the employee opened the correspondence. He was treated at a hospital in the Spanish capital, where he entered on foot, and was discharged shortly afterwards.Prédio da Embaixada da Ucrânia na Espanha: envelope estava endereçado ao embaixador, mas não passou pelo scanner e foi aberto por um segurança no jardim da representação diplomática

The envelope was addressed to the ambassador, but it did not go through the scanner and was opened by a security guard in the embassy garden.

Interior Ministry sources said that after midday, the Spanish National Police received a warning about an explosion at the Embassy. Anti-terrorist protocol was activated, and agents cordoned off the region around the legation. Spanish and Ukrainian authorities are investigating the case.11

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