Pakistan foreign office issued a travel warning for its nationals after Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Aisha Farooqui, issued a statement on Wednesday urging Pakistanis to exercise caution while visiting Iraq, asking its citizens currently in the country to remain in close contact with the embassy in Baghdad, reported Khaleej Times.
The statement said:
India on Wednesday issued a travel warning asking its citizens to avoid "non-essential" travel to Iraq, hours after Iran launched missile attacks on US-led forces in Iraq, reported Reuters.
Iran's attack came in retaliation for a US drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a war in the Middle East.
"In view of the prevailing situation in Iraq, Indian nationals are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Iraq until further notification," India's foreign ministry said in a statement.
"Indian nationals residing in Iraq are advised to be alert and may avoid travel within Iraq," it said, adding that the Indian embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Erbil remain operational.