CIA Link to Attack in Spain on North Korean Embassy in February

In Madrid last month, a team of ten assailants broke into the North Korean embassy and took hostages. According to reports, Spanish intelligence officials believe two of the assailants of have links to the CIA.

All 10 of the individuals on the team got away after breaking into the North Korean embassy, beating up staff, tying them up and holding them hostage as they looked for information on computers, according to a report in El País.

Sources involved in the investigation told El País that they were able to identify many of the attackers from video surveillance. Although the majority of the assailants have been identified as Koreans, two “have been recognized by Spanish secret services as being linked with the CIA,”  El País reported.

Investigators from the National Police and Spain’s secret service contacted the CIA for an explanation of US involvement. According to government sources, the response was “unconvincing.”

The online newspaper El Confidencial first reported the break in, saying the group of men tied up and threatened staff. The group of men fled the embassy after a woman freed herself and was able to contact police.

El Confidencial said police were dispatched to the embassy, but were told everything was fine by the man who answered the door, and moments later, the gates burst open and two high-end cars came out at great speed, leaving the area in seconds.

The robbery took place on February 22, five days before Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.



Image adapted from: “CIA Shadow Wars” by AK Rockefeller is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0