Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terrorist group, al-Qaida in Iraq
formerly Tawhid and Jihad
, has claimed credit for the failed assassination attempt on top Shiite leader Abdel Aziz al-Hakim
that killed 15 and wounded 50. The statement was posted to an internet website.
The group of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assassination attempt against the leader of Iraq's largest Shiite Muslim party that killed and wounded dozens of people.
"On Monday morning, one of the lions of the martyrdom seekers brigades, belonging to the military wing of al-Qaida in Iraq launched an attack in order to wipe out one of the symbols of treason for the Americans," the statement said.
It added that "We tell you Hakim that if one arrow missed you we have many more arrows."
Tipped by: Chad at In The Bullpen (Crossposted to The Jawa Report). Chad has more to say on this.
Crossposted to The Command Post