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US embassy in Baghdad on alert after explosion heard near Green Zone

The US embassy in Baghdad announced a state of alert after an explosion was heard in Baghdad’s Green Zone (International Zone) on Thursday.

No official statements were made on the explosion so far.

The explosion took place after US President Donald Trump paid a visit to Iraq on Wednesday to meet with the US troops in a military base near Baghdad.

Last September, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as he explained the move, renewed a warning that the United States would hold Iran directly responsible for any attacks on Americans and U.S. diplomatic facilities.

“I have made clear that Iran should understand that the United States will respond promptly and appropriately to any such attacks,” Pompeo said in a statement.

Last Modified: Thursday، 27 December 2018 02:26 PM