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Qaeda front group claims Iraq Eid attacks

Wednesday 31 October 2012, by siawi3


29 Oct 2012

Al-Qaeda’s front group in Iraq claimed responsibility on Monday for a series of shootings and bombings over the Eid al-Adha holiday that killed dozens nationwide.

The Islamic State of Iraq said in a statement that the attacks over the four-day Muslim holiday from Friday during which 44 people died were in response to the purported arrest of Sunni Arab women by Iraqi security forces in an effort to locate their wanted male relatives.