Two Cubans were killed and four others injured when a powerful bomb ripped through the Cuban embassy in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, on Thursday (22 April).
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Background: Two Cubans were killed and four others injured when a powerful bomb ripped through the Cuban embassy in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, on Thursday (22 April).
The dead were Adriana Corcho, wife of a Cuban diplomat, and Efren Monteagudo, an embassy official.
The explosion completely wrecked two floors of the building in which the embassy was situated. It also caused extensive damage to the commercial section of the Czechoslovak embassy on the floor above.
Reuters said the incident was the most serious attack on a diplomatic mission in Lisbon since the Spanish embassy was sacked by leftist demonstrators last September.
Reuters quote official sources as blaming the bombing on right wing extremists and said there were fears that other targets might be hit in a terror campaign leading up to next Sunday's (25 April) general elections.
In a statement after the attack the Portuguese Communist Party said that the bombing was an attempt by the enemies of democracy to prevent the elections.
In recent weeks there have been increasingly virulent attacks against Cuban President Fidel Castro by the thousands of Portuguese refugees from Angola and Mozambique who are furious at Cuba's involvement in the Angolan civil war.
The Portuguese Government has also issued a statement regarding the attack in which it strongly condemned the bombing. It has offered to pay compensation to the families of the dead Cubans.