Five people, including a policeman and an embassy official, were injured when two gunmen staged a bombing raid on the Moroccan Embassy in Madrid on Wednesday (27 October).
SV PAN Moroccan Embassy (2 shots)
SV Rubble on road outside embassy
GV Damaged car PAN DOWN TO pool of blood
SV OF wreckage at embassy door and sides (2 shots)
SV ZOOM INTO diplomatic car with bullet holes in windscreen
SV OF wreckage around embassy
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Background: Five people, including a policeman and an embassy official, were injured when two gunmen staged a bombing raid on the Moroccan Embassy in Madrid on Wednesday (27 October).
SYNOPSIS: Two explosions were heard. After the first blast the embassy of staff of about 20 rushed out of the building, which is in a quiet, residential area.
Then there was another more powerful explosion, which wrecked the embassy verandah and shattered windows of neighbouring houses. Pieces of concrete and glass were hurled into the street, smashing a taxi and injuring two passers-by.
The bombers made their escape, firing sub-machineguns as they went. Police immediately moved in and cordoned off the area. A trackerdog was brought in, to sniff the bloodstains near the embassy gate. A Moroccan official said the embassy had received no threatening letters.
A diplomatic car parked outside the embassy was sprayed with bullets.
Spain handed over the Western Dahara to Morocco and Mauritania last November. But police still aren't sure if the blasts were in any way connected to Saharan nationalist movements.