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Iranian Embassy in Baghdad comes under heavy gunfire

Baghdad, July 23, IRNA-Iranian Embassy in Baghdad came under heavy gunfire early Saturday morning.

An Embassy official told IRNA on Saturday that snipers brought Iranian Embassy under gunfire from rooftops of the buildings nearby.

He said that it is the third time that Iranian Embassy has been subject to heavy gunfire since Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari visited Iran last week.

Iranian diplomat said that despite rapid reaction from Iraqi police, the attackers managed to escape from the scene.

Fortunately, barrage of gunfire caused no casualties, he said.

Iranian Embassy is under police protection since Iraqi prime minister started his visit to Iran.

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