Spain tightens security after suspect packages found at government buildings

Spain has ordered increased security at government buildings and embassies after the discovery of six letter bombs and incendiary devices over the past seven days, including one that exploded at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid on Wednesday, lightly injuring an employee.

As well as the Ukrainian embassy, devices have been sent to the prime minister, the defence ministry, an arms company that makes rocket launchers donated to Kyiv, a military airbase near the Spanish capital, and the US embassy in Madrid.

Spain’s secretary of state for security said initial analysis suggested the packages had been sent from within Spain.

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Source: The Guardian

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