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Militants seek to harness Muslim rage at film

Claim revenge, stoke protests in Mideast, Africa

KABUL — Islamic militants sought Tuesday to capitalize on anger over an anti-Islam video that was produced in the United States, saying a suicide bombing that killed 12 people in Afghanistan was revenge for the film and calling for attacks on US diplomats and facilities in North Africa.

The attempt by extremists across the region to harness Muslim fury over a film that denigrates the prophet Mohammed posed new concern for the United States, whose embassies and consulates have been targeted, and in some cases breached, during riots and protests over the past week.

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