US embassy in Baghdad says all public consular operations suspended

Smoke billows from the entrance of the US embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (AFP)

The US Embassy in Baghdad said on Wednesday that all public consular operations were suspended, a day after Iran-backed militias and their supporters stormed its outer perimeter, setting fires, throwing rocks, and smashing surveillance cameras.

“Due to militia attacks at the US Embassy compound, all public consular operations are suspended until further notice. All future appointments are cancelled. US citizens are advised to not approach the embassy,” it said in a statement.

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