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Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Deadly Baghdad Attacks


Smoke rises from the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad on March 14.

Smoke rises from the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad on March 14.

An Al-Qaeda-linked group says it was behind the string of bombings on March 14 that killed at least 18 people near Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.

The Islamic State of Iraq said the raid last week was "vengeance for the Sunni women" held in the prisons of the Shi'ite-led government.

The midday attack, involving car bombs and gunmen disguised as police, targeted the Justice Ministry in the heart of downtown.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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