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A Qaeda group claims responsibility for Iraq attack

BAGHDAD — An Al Qaeda in Iraq front group claimed responsibility Wednesday for bloody attacks that killed 65 people across the country a day earlier, underscoring the terror group’s potency a decade after the US-led invasion that ousted dictator Saddam Hussein.

In a statement posted on a militant website, the Islamic State of Iraq said it unleashed the car bombs and other explosions to avenge the executions of convicted Sunni inmates held in Iraqi prisons.

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