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Following the continued violent protests in Iraq, authorities of Uganda has Sunday clarified that the Ugandan safety guards are secure and that they haven’t suffered any accidents or fatalities.

There are about 700 Ugandans deployed in Iraq as safety guards.

The protests which broke out this week within the Baghdad are on account of the U.S. airstrikes on Sunday which killed 25 fighters below the Iranian-backed pressure, the Kataib Hezbollah militia, in western Iraq and jap Syria.

The U.S. mentioned the bombings had been a retaliation for the demise of an American civilian employee killed throughout a rocket assault on an Iraqi navy base.

On Tuesday, the protestors attacked the American Embassy in Baghdad and in accordance with a video clip posted on twitter by Reside Breaking Information, an American information wire, the indignant and rowdy protestors mistook the Ugandan guards there for American marines.

The video reveals Ugandan armed guards wearing ballistic vests and helmets standing on the entrance of the embassy as demonstrators smashed the outer wall.

Again in Uganda, the incident has raised concern over the protection of Ugandans working as safety guards within the Center Jap nation. In an announcement, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Growth says all Ugandan safety guards are secure with no accidents recorded to date.

As a lead company within the externalization of labour, the Ministry says it’s in contact with the workplace of SOC-USA, the corporate that employs the Ugandan guards to comply with up on the matter.

Particular Operations Centre (SOC) is an American firm contracted by the U.S. State Division, to offer safety providers to U.S. embassies in several international locations.

“The complete contingent just isn’t concerned in any fight operations and as such, no accidents or fatalities have be registered arising out of the protests on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad,” learn the assertion.

“The Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Growth is retaining contact with SOC-USA and additional particulars will likely be availed ought to there be new developments,” provides the Ministry.

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