[News] Cuba's Embassy in the US Under Firearm Attack: No Victims

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Thu Apr 30 12:24:49 EDT 2020

Embassy in the US Under Firearm Attack: No VictimsApril 30, 2020

Cuba's Embassy in the United States was attacked in the early hours on
Thursday, after an unknown individual opened fire on the facade of the


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Cuban diplomats in the country were not injured, and are safe and

Material damage was reported after the projectiles hit the facade, the
official website of the Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained in a

The aggressor was arrested by the local authorities from where he opened
fire, and is currently in custody. The Cuban government has no information
on the identity of the individual.

*"There was no damage to mission personnel, who are safe and secure, but
there was material damage to the building resulting from the impact of the

"Cuban authorities are waiting for the corresponding investigation by the
United States government. The U.S. State Department is aware of the
incident," the statement said.

The Cuban diplomatic mission, located in Washington, D.C., has a protection
and security system in place to deal with any threat against its personnel
and facilities.

It is an obligation of states to adopt all necessary measures to protect
the premises of a diplomatic mission accredited to their country.

It is their responsibility to prevent any intrusion or damage. It must
ensure that the tranquillity of the mission is not disturbed and that its
dignity is not violated, the Foreign Ministry said.
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