Police detonated a suspicious envelope sent to the U.S. Embassy in Madrid Thursday. It was the latest government site in Spain to be sent a similar package, including a letter bomb that ignited and slightly injured an employee at the Ukrainian Embassy.
Other letter bombs were sent to Spain’s Defense Ministry, a European Union satellite center outside Madrid, and an arms factory in northeastern Spain that makes grenades sent to Ukraine.
A bomb squad also destroyed an explosive device mailed to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on November 24.
Spain’s National Court is investigating the incident at the Ukrainian Embassy as a terrorist act, while Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles insisted, “None of these packages or any other violent act will change the clear and firm support that Spain and other NATO and EU countries have for Ukraine.”
The Russian Embassy in Madrid has condemned the letter bombs, saying in a tweet that “any threat or terrorist attack, especially those directed at diplomatic missions, are totally condemnable.”