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BBC: Spain letter bombs: Spanish PM targeted amid spate of explosive packages 

Spain has stepped up security after revealing a number of letter bombs have been sent to high-profile targets, including the prime minister. 

On Wednesday, an employee of the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was lightly injured when a similar device exploded. 

Officials say the defence minister was among the other targets. Another device was also sent to the US embassy. 

It is thought the bombs could be linked to Spain’s support for Ukraine, but no-one has yet claimed to have sent them. Russia – which invaded Ukraine in February – has condemned any “terrorist” activity, saying such threats or acts were “totally reprehensible”.  

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WNU Editor: Ukraine is blaming Russia for these attacks …. Ukraine suggests Russia is to blame for letter bombs sent to Spanish PM and US consulate in Madrid (Daily Mail). More here …. Russian link suspected in Spanish letter bomb attacks (Politico).  

Update: Other countries are being impacted …. Threats Reported in New Countries After Spain Letter Bomb (Daily Beast). 

Spanish PM, US Embassy, And Five Other Sites Targeted By Letter Bombs In Spain  

Spain’s PM Pedro Sánchez was sent a letter bomb — Politico

Spate of letter bombs in Spain targets embassies, high-profile officials — Reuters

Spain: numerous devices found after Ukrainian Embassy blast — AP

Spain to boost security after string of letter bombs — France 24

Spain tightens security at government buildings after letter bombs found — The Guardian

US embassy, five other sites targeted by letter bombs in Spain — Al Jazeera

Spain boosts security as prime minister and US embassy targeted amid series of letter bombs — CNN

Numerous letter bombs detected in Spain, including to PM’s office as country steps up security — ABC News Australia