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London police confirm arson attack on Iranian Embassy

London, Sept 23, IRNA - Police in London confirmed Tuesday that they were investigating an apparent petrol bomb attack on the Iranian Embassy, which caused little damage and no injuries.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said that they were called out at 20.43 pm on Monday night, regarding a fire at the embassy in Kensington, west London.

The London Fire Brigade was also in attendance but the fire was already out when it arrived. There were no reported injuries in the incident.

"The front door has suffered very minor damage after it was ignited," the spokeswoman said. "We are investigating the incident as arson," she told IRNA but added that so far there had been no one arrested.

Officers could not confirm how the fire was started, but it was believed that a petrol bomb was the most likely cause. Detectives were understood to be examining CCTV footage from the area for evidence.

The Iranian embassy also confirmed that there had been an attack but there was only minor damage caused. The building, it said, was open for normal business on Tuesday.

The attack comes after the UK removed the MKO from its proscribed list of terrorist groups in June, despite the government insisting that it still regarded it as a terrorist group.

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