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Letter: al-Qaida Denies Bombings in Iraq

A letter purported to come from al-Qaida denied responsibility for bombings that killed at least 117 people during a Shiite Muslim festival in Iraq, blaming American troops instead — but it also called Shiites infidels. “The American troops have carried out a massacre to kill innocent Shiites in Karbala, their (Shiites’) infidel city, and in Baghdad,” said the letter, received Wednesday via e-mail by the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper and shared with The Associated Press in Cairo. “We say to the Muslims that we are innocent of this act, and that we are not guilty of worshipping as Shiites worship, except that we believe in God.” The Iraqi Governing Council said 271 people were killed and 393 were injured in Tuesday’s attacks. Full Story

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