The US Embassy in Madrid was also the target of the envelopes containing explosives sent to foreign missions and official institutions in Spain since yesterday.
Spanish television La Sexta, based on police sources, stated that a suspicious envelope arrived at the Madrid Embassy in at US noon. It was noted that the embassy officials forwarded the envelope in question to the Spanish bomb disposal team, Tedax, and the necessary analyzes were initiated.
In the news in the Spanish press about the incident, which has not yet been made an official statement, it was claimed that the envelope in question was the same as other envelopes with explosive content.
Rafael Perez, State Secretary responsible for security in the Spanish government, said at a press conference that envelopes containing explosives were sent to 4 addresses in the last 24 hours, and a similar envelope was sent to the prime minister’s residence in Madrid on 24 November, addressing Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Perez announced that all the envelopes sent yesterday to the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid and then to the “Instalaza” weapons factory in Zaragoza, and this morning to the Torrejon de Ardoz military base and the Ministry of Defense building in Madrid are similar to those sent to the prime minister’s residence on November 24.
It was announced that all the envelopes were brown, the sender’s name was not included, there were pyrotechnic explosive materials in them, and there were traces that all 5 envelopes were sent from within Spain, although it is not certain.
After the envelopes containing explosives, by the order of the Ministry of Interior, security measures were increased in all foreign missions and public buildings in the country and the public was called to remain calm.