Baghdad Bombers come forward

Iraqi branch of Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for deadly explosions

The Islamic State of Iraq is claiming responsibility for the car bomb attacks that killed 127 people and wounded more than 500 in Baghdad yesterday. In an online statement, the terrorist group said it was targeting “bastions of evil and dens of apostates,” and that it will “uproot the pillars of government.” The plan may be working—despite an overall decline in violence over the past 18 months, recent bombings have led to the replacement of Iraq’s top military commander. Iraqis are now calling for the resignation of the government’s interior and defence ministers.

The Guardian

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