Five kidnapped members of staff from Sudan's embassy in Iraq have been set free, Sudan's Foreign Ministry says.
Insurgents have targeted a number of foreign embassies in Baghdad
The releases came a day after Sudan said it would close the embassy, in an apparent effort to win their freedom.
A web statement attributed to al-Qaeda in Iraq had demanded that Sudan cut diplomatic ties with Baghdad.
The five staff, who included at least one diplomat, and a friend were seized last week after attending prayers at a Baghdad mosque.
"Yes, they released them. They are in the (Baghdad) embassy now. They are all fine," Sudan's State Minister for Foreign Affairs, al-Samani Wasila, said.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq - which is headed by the Jordanian-born militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - has killed a number of Arab diplomats in recent months as part of its campaign to isolate the Baghdad government from its neighbours.