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On 22 February, a group of 10 assailants reportedly broke into the building, tying up, beating and interrogating eight people inside.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

The incident took place just days before a key summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

And now there are reports US intelligence services were involved.
roving the involvement of US intelligence agencies could be difficult.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

With the US and North Korea striving to improve relations after nearly 70 years of hostility, such allegations could be explosive.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

The BBC contacted police in Madrid for comment, but has yet to receive a response.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

So what exactly happened at the embassy?
roving the involvement of US intelligence agencies could be difficult.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Local media reports that on the afternoon of 22 February, a group of 10 people broke into North Korea’s embassy, north-west of the Spanish capital’s centre.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

According to El Confidencial (in Spanish), the assailants gagged and tied up staff members, and took a number of computers.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

One woman managed to get free, escaping through a second floor window and screaming for help. Concerned neighbours quickly called the police.ADVERTISEMENT
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

But when officers arrived they were greeted by an Asian man at the door who reassured them that all was well and nothing had happened.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Minutes later, the man and the other attackers sped away from the embassy at full speed in two North Korean diplomatic vehicles.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Location of North Korean embassy from top view
Image captionThe two-storey embassy has a swimming pool and lies to the north-west clicked from top view

Inside, the police reportedly found eight people tied up with bags over their heads. They had been bound for about four hours, and two needed medical help after the assault.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Both cars were found abandoned nearby shortly afterwards.
roving the involvement of US intelligence agencies could be difficult.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Authorities have dismissed the idea that common criminals are behind the alleged attack.
roving the involvement of US intelligence agencies could be difficult.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Sources close to the investigation reportedly told El País that the operation was planned perfectly, as if by a “military cell”.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

And the attackers seemed to know what they were looking for, grabbing mobile phones and computers.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Both El País and El Confidencial report that the Spanish authorities suspect US intelligence agencies and their allies could have been involved in the attack.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Victims of the alleged assault have reportedly told investigators the attackers spoke in Korean, and could have been from South Korea.
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El País even reports that two of the group of 10 have been identified, and have links to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

The CIA declined to comment to the .
roving the involvement of US intelligence agencies could be difficult.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Reports say the attackers could have been looking for information on North Korea’s former ambassador to Madrid, Kim Hyok-chol.
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The diplomat was expelled from Spain in September 2017 over North Korea’s nuclear-testing programme.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.
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But Mr Kim is now serving as a key envoy in North Korean talks with the US, and helped organise the recent summit in Vietnam.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

He also travelled to Washington DC with Kim Jong-un’s right-hand man, Kim Yong-chol, in January.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

However, it is unclear precisely why the embassy attack took place, or who was involved.
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roving the involvement of US intelligence agencies could be difficult.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

Spanish investigators are staying tight-lipped, and the New York Times reports neither the employee who escaped nor the embassy has filed a formal police complaint.
Spanish investigators are probing an alleged attack on the North Korean embassy in Madrid.

If there is however a proven link with intelligence services, it could cause uproar both in North Korea and internationally.
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Spain would not be pleased foreign agencies had worked on its soil without permission. And breaking into another country’s embassy would be a huge breach of international protocol.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47553804

The nation’s High Court, the Audiencia Nacional, will hear the investigation and could order the arrest of any identified assailants.

However, government sources reportedly say proving the involvement of US intelligence agencies could be difficult.

The only thing that’s clear so far is that this story is just beginning.
roving the involvement of US intelligence agencies could be difficult.
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