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Ukrainian embassy explosion in Spain injures employee: police

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Spanish police said an employee at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid was injured on Wednesday in an explosion that occurred while he was handling a letter.

The staff member suffered light injuries and went to hospital under his own steam, police said in a statement.

Detectives are investigating the incident, aided by forensic and intelligence investigators, the statement added.

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Ukraine’s embassy to Spain was not immediately reachable.

The area surrounding the embassy has been cordoned off, state broadcaster TVE reported.

(Reporting by Belén Carreño; Writing by David Latona; Editing by Aislinn Laing and Frank Jack Daniel)

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