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U.S., Cuba probing possible sonic device in embassy attacks

U.S., Cuba probing possible sonic device in embassy attacks

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Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. law enforcement and Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs are investigating an incident in which two Cuban diplomats allegedly used a device in an "acoustic attack" on American officials in Havana, senior officials with both countries said Thursday.A senior federal law enforcement official told NBC News that agencies are probing what appears to be an attack using ultrasound energy. The State Department's office of Diplomatic Security is leading the investigation and the FBI is helping.On Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the two Cuban diplomats were expelled from the United States over the allegations."Some United States government personnel who were working at our embassy in Havana, Cuba, on official duties have reported some incidents which ha...
US diplomats in Cuba hit by mystery illness

US diplomats in Cuba hit by mystery illness

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A diplomatic incident between Cuba and the US was sparked when American diplomats fell ill with mysterious symptoms blamed on a covert device.Two Cuban diplomats were expelled from Washington after a number of US diplomats experienced unexplained hearing loss that officials believe may have been caused by a covert sonic device.A group of US diplomats suffered a "variety of physical symptoms" according to State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, some so serious that they necessitated a return to the United States.She added that the US does not "have any definitive answers" about the "source or the cause" of the incidents.But officials speaking under condition of anonymity said an investigation revealed that the diplomats had been affected by a device emitting noises outside the range of...