More US diplomats in China have fallen ill after being targeted in what American officials say are a spate of mysterious “sonic attacks,” prompting Washington to evacuate some government employees from the country.
In late May, the US State Department warned American citizens in China to stay alert, after a government employee suffered brain damage in a suspect sonic attack in the southern city of Guangzhou.
The New York Times revealed Wednesday that at least two more US nationals, both embassy employees, had been evacuated from the city after experiencing similar conditions.
One of the workers told the Times that he and his wife had experienced strange headaches and sleeplessness after hearing mysterious sounds while in their apartment.
Another employee was also evacuated earlier in the week together with his wife and their two children. Officials said several other employees were also likely to be flown out of China as well.