Al Qaeda in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the attacks recorded on Tuesday in different parts of the country and killed 52 people, just a week before the celebration of the Arab League summit in Baghdad
At least 52 people died and 250 were injured in the explosion of more than thirty bombs in various parts of Iraq, the Iraqi authorities. 20 years ago not to hold a summit in Iraq from the Arab League.
The deadliest attack took place in Karbala, where two explosions killed at least thirteen people and injured 48. In Kirkuk in the north, a car bomb explosion near a police station left nine dead and 42 wounded, medics and police. In the center of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a car bombing in the provincial council building left four dead and eleven wounded.
Also there have been explosions in Baiji, Baquba, Samarra, Khurmato Tuz, Kirkuk, Daquq, Mosul, Dibis, Dhuluiya and Khalis, all north of Baghdad and in Ramadi and Fallujah (west) and in Hilla, Latifiya, and Mussayab Mahmudiya, south.
The Islamic State of Iraq has claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement. "In a new wave of coordinated, Lions have launched attacks on Sunni people simultaneously in Baghdad and other provinces of the Islamic state to attack the security plan for the stupid government in the Green Zone in preparation for the meeting of the Arab tyrants in Baghdad," has designated terrorist organization.
The Iraqi branch of Al Qaeda has said repeatedly that are not intended to leave Iraq or to bring the attacks despite the departure of U.S. troops in mid-December. The Islamic State of Iraq also was responsible for the attacks last February 23 that killed 60 people.