The National Police has activated the protocol against bomb threats in Zaragoza after the Istalaza arms company —which manufactures the grenade launchers that Spain sent to the Ukrainian army— received a letter similar to the one that exploded today at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid causing an injury.
As confirmed by police sources to La Vanguardia, the letter did not explode on this occasion and the Tedax carried out a controlled detonation of the letter shortly after nine o'clock at night that did not cause any injuries. In addition, samples have been collected to determine the contents of the envelope. Several mobile UVIs remain in the vicinity of the company.
The police have asked the neighbors to stay inside their homes in the face of what they have described as "a real threat"
Instalaza is a company from Zaragoza that is dedicated to the design and manufacture of infantry military material. It began its activity in 1943 and has three factories in the Aragonese capital and more than 150 employees. It has commercial representation in more than 35 countries. It produces grenades, bombs and rocket launchers equipping countries around the world, especially the armed forces of Spain and Latin America.
The explosive letter that caused minor injuries to the hand of a worker at the Ukrainian Embassy in Madrid contained pyrotechnic elements inside. The explosion occurred when the worker, a Ukrainian national, was handling the envelope in a garden area of the legation located at 52 Ronda Abubilla street, in the Madrid district of Hortaleza. The letter was addressed to the ambassador, Sergei Pohoreltsev.