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Qaeda-Linked Group Says Set Cars Ablaze in Baghdad

A group headed by suspected al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for an attack on Saturday on two cars of the type favored by Westerners in Iraq, saying it had targeted “CIA agents.” It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties or what caused the two four-wheel cars to burst into flames while driving on the main road leading to Baghdad’s airport. “A brigade of Jama’at al-Tawhid and Jihad ambushed two cars belonging to the CIA, each carrying four people, at Baghdad international airport road. After a fierce battle, the mujahideen burned the cars and those in them,” said the Arabic-language statement posted on an Islamist Web site. It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the statement. Zarqawi and his group have claimed a series of suicide bombs and attacks in Iraq on U.S. troops and on Iraqi officials in recent months. Full Story

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