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Triple suicide attack raises questions in Iraq

An al Qaeda claim on Friday that Iraqis carried out a triple suicide bomb attack in Baghdad raises troubling questions over whether more locals are joining a deadly campaign dominated by foreign militants. “The suicide attacks on the Green Zone were conducted by followers from the land of the two rivers ( Iraq). May God grant them entry to paradise,” said an al Qaeda statement posted on a Web site a day after Thursday’s abortive attack. Even if the bombers were not Iraqis, the al Qaeda statement suggests the group was keen on recruiting more Iraqis to carry out suicide attacks that have already killed thousands. Iraqi suicide bombers are rare. Most of the attacks are carried out by militants from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Yemen. Full Story

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