The Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., was attacked with Molotov cocktails Sunday evening, according to Cuban government officials.
Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez wrote in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the Cuban embassy had been the “target of a terrorist attack” from a person who threw two Molotov cocktails at the embassy.
“In the evening of today, Sep 24, the Cuban embassy in the US was the target of a terrorist attack by an individual who launched 2 Molotov cocktails,” Rodriguez wrote. “The staff suffered no harm.”
In the evening of today, Sep 24, the Cuban embassy in the US was the target of a terrorist attack by an individual who launched 2 Molotov cocktails. The staff suffered no harm. Details are being worked out.
This is the second violent attack against #Cuba's diplomatic mission ⤵️
— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) September 25, 2023
Steven Kopek, a spokesperson with the Secret Service, told The Hill “there was no fire or significant damage” to the embassy.
“No one is in custody at this time and we are working closely with embassy officials and our partners at D.C. Police and the United States Department of State on this investigation,” Kopek said.
Rodriguez noted in his statement that this was the second attack the Cuban embassy in Washington has faced since April 2020.
“Back then, an individual shot several rounds against the embassy using an assault rifle,” Rodriguez wrote. “The anti-Cuban groups resort to terrorism when feeling they enjoy impunity, something that #Cuba has repeatedly warned the US authorities about.”
Alexander Alazo of Texas, a Cuban citizen who had been seeking asylum in the United States, used an AK-47 to fire roughly three rounds of ammunition at the embassy, according to Fox5DC.
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