U.S. orders 60 percent of staff out of embassy in Cuba: AP

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Posted: Sep 29, 2017 10:12 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has ordered 60 percent of its staff to leave the American Embassy in Havana because of "specific attacks" on diplomats and will warn American tourists that some attacks have occurred in Cuban hotels, the Associated Press reported on Friday, citing unidentified senior officials.

The embassy will stop processing visas and will issue a new travel warning on Friday saying that some attacks occurred in Cuban hotels and U.S. tourists could be exposed if they travel to Cuba, the officials told AP.

(Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bernadette Baum)