A mystery sonic weapon in Havana has reportedly attacked a greater number of U.S. and Canadian diplomats and their families than originally reported.
More than 10 U.S. diplomats and their families received treatment and some suffered long-term injuries including hearing loss from the attacks which began in mid-November 2016 and stopped this spring, CNN reported Sunday, citing two unidentified U.S. officials.
Other diplomats chose to leave their posts early due to the harassment, according to government officials. However, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U.S. Embassy in Havana remained “fully operational.”
In June, five Canadian diplomats and family members reported symptoms associated with the sonic attacks, though the information wasn’t disclosed until earlier this month. At that time, U.S. officials explained some diplomats and their family in Cuba had complained of “health attacks.”
“We are aware of unusual symptoms affecting Canadian and U.S. diplomatic personnel and their families in