Iraqi Al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on trade bank

09:03, June 24, 2010      

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An Al-Qaida militant group in Iraq on Wednesday claimed responsibility for Sunday's twin car bombings at the Iraqi Trade Bank building in western Baghdad, which left 26 people killed.

A statement from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq group posted on the Internet said that two suicide bombers carried out the assault. One of the Istishadis (suicide bombers) blew up his car, paving the way for the second bomber to enter the courtyard of the building with the main explosive charge. The blasts destroyed most of the interior floors of the building and killed most of the bank staffs and members of the security apparatus who were responsible for the protection of the bank, including a bodyguard of the bank manager who was a relative of Ahmad Chalabi, former deputy prime minister of Iraq.

"Despite the government's keenness to fortify the institution and provide all the reasons for their protection. Soldiers of the Islamic State will breach all barriers and security checkpoints and reach the targets simultaneously and accurately," the statement said.

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