Iraqi Al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on trade bank (3)

09:03, June 24, 2010      

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A week earlier, suicide bombers attacked the Iraqi Central Bank in downtown Baghdad, killing 19 and wounding some 50 others. The attack was later claimed by the al-Qaida in Iraq militant group.

Analysts said that the insurgents are trying to cripple the government efforts to revive the Iraqi economy and then to hamper the reconstruction by damaging the vital financial institutions to show that the government is still paralyzed after more than seven years of chaos.

Sporadic violence and waves of high-profile attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities nearly four months after the country held its landmark parliamentary election which is widely expected to shape the political landscape of the war-torn country.

Source: Xinhua
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