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India Asks Citizens To Avoid Travel To Iraq

New Delhi: India on Wednesday issued an advisory for Indian nationals asking them to keep away from travelling to Iraq for now.

The advisory got here quickly after Iran claimed to have attacked two US army bases in Iraq, in retaliation to the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani in an American drone assault on January 3.

Fearing an additional escalation, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs in an announcement mentioned: “In view of the prevailing situation in Iraq, Indian nationals are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Iraq until further notification.”

Indian nationals dwelling in Iraq have additionally been suggested to be alert and keep away from journey inside the nation.

“Our Embassy in Baghdad and Consulate in Erbil will continue to function normally to provide all services to Indians residing in Iraq,” the notification mentioned.

(IANS)

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