October 20, 2017 / 5:18 PM / 9 months ago

U.S. says 24 people harmed from recent 'attacks' in Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department confirmed on Friday that 24 people have suffered health effects from “attacks” in Cuba earlier this year against diplomatic personnel and that an investigation is ongoing.

A view of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

“We can’t rule out additional new cases as medical professionals continue to evaluate members of the embassy community,” spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement.

Reporting by Justin Mitchell; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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