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Newsline: Alleged Sonic Attack at U.S.-Uzbek Embassy

A reported sonic attack at the American embassy in Uzbekistan is raising suspicions that Russia may have been behind the sonic attacks that targeted diplomats at the American embassy in Cuba, CBS News reported Tuesday. A USAID officer in Uzbekistan reported that he and his wife were the victims of at least one sonic attack in September. The two left Tashkent after reportedly experiencing injuries similar to those felt by diplomates in Cuba, several of which have been diagnosed with hearing loss, brain damage, and other cognitive issues. The State Department, however, said none of the U.S. staff in Tashkent suffered health issues like those experienced in Cuba. Additionally, a State Department spokeswoman told media: “We can confirm that there was no incident in Uzbekistan and that no personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan have been diagnosed with the conditions that have been observed in Cuba.”


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