Molotov cocktails thrown at Cuban Embassy in D.C. in what Havana calls 'terrorist attack'

Cuba's Foreign Ministry blamed the United States for being "permissive" of "violent actions" against the communist country.

Published: September 26, 2023 9:23am

Updated: September 26, 2023 10:44am

Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., in an incident that officials from the Cuban capital of Havana are calling a "terrorist attack."

A person on the sidewalk threw two Molotov cocktails over the fence surrounding the embassy on Sunday evening, and at least one of the improvised incendiary devices hit the front wall of the building, Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

No one was injured in the incident, a fire did not occur and there was no significant building damage, Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said, according to The Associated Press. Officials are still investigating the incident.

Cuba's Foreign Ministry also blamed the United States for being "permissive" of "violent actions" against the communist country.

"Anti-Cuban groups resort to terrorism due to the moral bankruptcy of their hatred against Cuba and the impunity they believe they enjoy," the ministry also said.

The incident comes after a person of Cuban heritage shot the embassy building in April 2020. A suspect was arrested but he has not gone to trial. 

The U.S. Secret Service has not responded to Just the News' request for comment.

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