Islamic State of Iraq claims Baghdad bombings

Health Ministry officials said 77 people died but police sources put the toll higher at 112.

Islamic State of Iraq claims Baghdad bombings

Iraqi insurgents reportedly claimed responsibility for bombings that killed 112 people this week and said their campaign would continue, according to a website.

"The young men ... set off to target the citadels of evil, the nests of infidelity and the centres of the rejectionist government," the Islamic State of Iraq said.

The group said it had targeted the Labour and Finance Ministries and judicial buildings in its "third wave" of attacks. The authenticity of the claim could not be verified.

Tuesday's attacks wounded 425 people, when four car bombs ripped through the Iraqi capital. Health Ministry officials said 77 people died but police sources put the toll higher at 112.

The same group previously claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings on Oct. 25 at the Justice Ministry and Baghdad governorate headquarters that killed 155 people, and for two others on Aug. 19 that killed 95 people at two other ministries.


Reuters

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