Iraq

Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility for Attacks in Iraq

Killed 65 on the 10th anniversary of the war in Iraq

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BAGHDAD — An al-Qaida-affiliated group in Iraq claimed responsibility on Wednesday for bloody attacks that killed dozens of people across the country a day earlier.

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