Gunmen fire shots close to Japanese embassy in Iraq
Gunmen fired several shots early Tuesday near the Japanese embassy in Baghdad, causing no casualties or damage, its charge d'affaires Tsukasa Uemura said.
"It was close to the embassy, at 3:00 am (local time), our security fired back. We don't know the intentions of the gunmen", he said.
The incident came as Japan issued a warning to its nationals travelling abroad following an alleged al-Qaeda threat to attack Tokyo if Japan dispatches forces to join the US-led occupation in Iraq. (Albawaba.com)
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