Al-Qaeda Claims Baghdad Bombing

Blast at Iraqi ministries left 155 dead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 27, 2009 6:09 AM CDT
Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a massive bomb attack at the headquarters of the Baghdad provincial administration on Sunday.   (Khalid Mohammed)
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(Newser) – Al-Qaeda's umbrella group in Iraq claimed responsibility for this weekend's twin suicide bombings in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 155 people, including 24 children trapped in a bus leaving a day care center. The group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq, said in a statement posted on the Internet last night that its "martyrs targeted the dens of infidelity." The same group also claimed responsibility for the August bombings of two government ministries in Baghdad that killed more than 100.