Al-Qa'ida says it killed 46 in Iraq


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The Independent Online

Al-Qa'ida's front group in Iraq claimed yesterday that it was behind a wave of attacks that killed 46 people across the country on Tuesday.

The Islamic State of Iraq said the attacks showed how weak government security was heading into next week's Arab League summit in Baghdad. The attacks struck Shia pilgrims in Karbala, set cars on fire in Kirkuk and targeted security forces and government officials in Baghdad.