Qaida in Iraq claims responsibility for Arabiyah TV bombing
Qaida in Iraq militant group Thursday claimed responsibility for the suicide attack against the Dubai-based al-Arabiyah TV in Baghdad, the group said in a statement on Thursday.
"As we announce our responsibility for the attack on this corrupted channel," the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), an al-Qaida group, said in its statement posted on an Islamic website, Xinhua reported.
It also said "we confirm that it (Arabiyah bombing) was not the first and will not be the last as we will not hesitate to attack any media organization and chase their elements (media workers) wherever they are" as long as they persist to be tools in the war against God, Islam and Mujahdeen (the holy Muslim warriors).
On Monday, a suicide minivan bomber struck the office of the Dubai-based al-Arabiyah television in western Baghdad, killing six people and wounding 20 others.
Violence and some high-profile attacks are still common in Iraqi cities more than four months after the country held its landmark parliamentary election which is widely expected to shape the political landscape of the war-torn country.