Al-Qaida claims responsibility for horrific Baghdad suicide bombings

October 27, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Al Qaeda proudly took responsibility for the twin bomb blasts near central Baghdad’s Green Zone on Sunday that killed 155, including two dozen children leaving a daycare center. At least 400 others were injured in the bloodiest attack in months. In a statement posted on a militant website, an Iraqi al Qaeda umbrella group, which has vowed to undermine Iraq’s already-fragile government before the planned January elections, claimed responsibility. They also claimed to be responsible for a similar attack two months earlier that leveled the finance and foreign ministries and killed 132 people, injuring almost 500.

It’s interesting how proud they are of their work killing innocent civilians, and how they protest so much when collateral damage occurs when drone attacks go after their soldiers. The Iraqi Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has accused al Qaeda of receiving backing from Ba’athists, and blamed Syria for facilitating the attacks by harboring former Saddam Hussein associates. The blasts on Sunday morning, went off less than a minute apart. One of the bombs exploded outside Baghdad’s governorate building and the second one outside the Justice Ministry, about 500 meters (1,600 feet) away. There were so many wounded that even civilian cars were pressed into service to bring the casualties to area hospitals.

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