State Department: ‘At Least 16’ US Diplomatic Personnel Injured In Cuba Acoustic Attacks

Daily CallerMany more U.S. diplomatic personnel were injured in a series of mysterious acoustic attacks in Cuba than previously reported, the State Department confirmed Thursday.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters that “at least 16” government employees stationed at the U.S. embassy in Havana were hurt in the incidents, which began in late 2016 and continued through the spring of this year. Previous reports indicated as many as 10 diplomatic staff had been affected.

Nauert said that all of the injured personnel have received treatment at medical facilities in the U.S. or Cuba. She did not indicate which of the victims are government officials and which are family members. …

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