Germany is investigating another possible “sonic attack” against two employees of the US embassy

The German authorities are investigating a possible “sonic attack” against two employees of the US embassy in Berlin, similar to the one that Washington denounced five years ago in its diplomatic mission in Cuba and that became known as the “Havana Syndrome”.

According to a joint investigation by “Der Spiegel” and the platform Bellingcat published in August, at least two employees of the US embassy complained of symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, visual disturbances and severe headaches, typical signs of this “syndrome”. of these, around 200 cases have been reported worldwide to date.

Germany is investigating another possible “sonic attack” against two employees of the US embassy
Germany is investigating another possible “sonic attack” against two employees of the US embassy

The German police confirmed the investigation in a statement that was issued on Friday evening in response to inquiries from “Der Spiegel” and Bellingcat in a statement collected by the “Washington Post”.

A State Department spokesman declined to discuss specific cases in front of the US media, but acknowledged that several government agencies were “actively working to determine the cause of these incidents and whether they can be attributed to a foreign actor” and that the department ” focuses on caring for those affected. “

Although the investigation does not identify those responsible and is limited to reporting an “unknown force”, the director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns, said in July that there was a “very prominent possibility” that the agency could Deliberately caused symptoms and pointed out to Russia as a possible perpetrator. Moscow has denied its responsibility.

US President Joe Biden signed a law on Friday guaranteeing better medical care and support for victims of what he called “abnormal health incidents” without calling them attacks.

For his part, the President of the US House of Representatives Committee on Intelligence, Adam Schiff, has admitted that the cause is not yet known. “It is possible that not all of these incidents, not all of these anomalies were caused by the same cause,” said Schiff.

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