Al-Qaida Linked Group Claims Iraq Attack that Killed 9 US Troops

IRAQ NEWS

Group Claims Attack That Killed 9 Troops

An insurgent group that includes al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that killed nine U.S. soldiers northeast of Baghdad, according to a Web statement Tuesday. (AP)

Car Bomb Kills 9 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

In one of the deadliest attacks on American ground forces since the Iraq war started more than four years ago, a suicide car bomber struck a patrol base northeast of Baghdad and killed nine U.S. soldiers and wounded 20, officials said. (AP)

Iraq: Car Bombs near Iranian Embassy

Two car bombs exploded near the Iranian Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, police said, and a Sunni Arab insurgent group claimed responsibility for a similar attack the day before. (AP)

Anger at U.S. Unites Sunnis and Shiites

The unexpected outcry over the proposal to build a wall around a Sunni Arab neighborhood has revealed the depths of Iraqis' frustration with the petty humiliations brought on by the new security plan that is intended to protect them. (International Herald Tribune)

Divisive Tactics

A key Sunni Arab insurgency group in Iraq has called on Osama Bin Laden to step in and discipline his Al-Qaeda associates in the war-torn nation in what is being seen as evidence of a growing rift between Iraqi insurgents and the mostly foreign fighters of the "Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia Organisation", a group loyal to Bin Laden. (Al-Ahram)

U.K.

Six Held Under UK Anti-Terrorism Law

Anti-terrorism officers arrested six Muslim men in London in dawn raids on Tuesday, on suspicion of inciting terrorism overseas and raising funds for terrorists. (Reuters)

AFGHANISTAN

13 Taliban Killed In Clashes With Afghan, International Forces

Afghan and international forces clashed with Taliban insurgents in two separate gun battles in the south and west, leaving 13 militants dead and four other people wounded, officials said. (AP)

UNICEF Condemns Use of a Minor in Taliban Execution

UNICEF today condemned the use of a minor in a Taliban execution as a criminal act. A video circulating in Pakistan shows a young boy beheading an adult. The act was a terrible example of how children can be used by adults to commit heinous crimes in times of conflict. (UN Press Release)

INDIA

J&K Govt Issues 120 "Most Wanted" Terrorist List

The Jammu and Kashmir government has submitted to the centre a list of 120 "most wanted" militants sheltering in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Pakistan after engineering terror in the state. (Times of India)

CANADA

Canadian Row over Afghan 'Abuse'

Canadian opposition parties are calling for the country's defense minister to resign following allegations that detainees were tortured in Afghanistan. (BBC)

U.S.

Tillman-Lynch Hearing Set to Open

Army probed Pat Tillman's death, investigators implored the CIA and Pentagon last year to scour their databanks for aerial video of the friendly fire incident, footage they believed might have been captured as a Predator drone flew over the scene. (AP)

Another Abramoff Crony Expected to Plead Guilty

Another government official corrupted by lobbyist Jack Abramoff is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to charges he took bribes, including a golf trip to Scotland and $10,000 in cash, Justice Department officials say. (ABC News)

Security Breakdown at the White House?

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