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Spanish Police Make Arrest Linked to Letter Bomb Campaign


A 74-year-old man was arrested by police in Spain on Wednesday on suspicion of a recent murder. mail bomb campaign The interior ministry said it targeted the prime minister and defense minister, as well as foreign diplomats in the country.

The arrest of the man, a Spanish national, comes days after US and European officials said they believed Russian military intelligence officers had the directing associates of a group of white supremacist warriors based in Russia to carry out the attacks.

According to the Interior Ministry, no formal charges have been filed, but a search for the man’s address is underway. According to Spanish police, the man has no links to far-right groups or to the Russian government, a ministry spokesman said.

Spanish and foreign investigators are looking into the origins of six letter bombs sent in late November and early December to key locations in Madrid, including Prime Minister Pedro’s official residence S├ínchez, also his office; US and Ukrainian embassies; and Ministry of Defense.

One of the mail bombs was also sent to Instalaza, a weapons manufacturer in Zaragoza, northeastern Spain. Instalaza manufactures grenade launchers supplied by the Spanish government to Ukraine.

No one was killed in the attacks, which US officials consider to be terrorism. An employee of the Ukrainian Embassy was injured when one of the packages exploded.

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