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Al-Qaeda blamed over series of suicide bombings in Basra

The suicide bombings in the southern Iraqi city of Basra that killed at least 68 people bore all the hallmarks of an attack by the extremist Al-Qaeda network, a senior military coalition official said. “It looks like Al-Qaeda. It’s got all the hallmarks: it was suicidal, it was spectacular and it was symbolic,” said the official on condition of anonymity. Five suicide bombers were thought to have carried out the attacks on three Iraqi police stations in the city and at a police training academy in nearby Zubair in a coordinated series of attacks. Some 20 of the dead were schoolchildren in a bus who were caught up in the blasts during busy early morning traffic at around 7:15 am (0315 GMT) Wednesday. Full Story

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