Uganda on Sunday said its citizens deployed as guards at the United States embassy in Iraq, which was attacked by protestors on Tuesday, are safe.

Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development said in a statement issued here that it is in touch with SOC-USA, the company that employs Ugandan guards in Iraq.


“The entire contingent is not involved in any combat operations and as such no injuries or fatalities have been registered arising out of the protests at the US embassy in Baghdad,” the statement said, noting that further details would be provided in case of any developments

The ministry said there are about 700 Ugandan guards deployed in Iraq as security guards. Enditem


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