Al-Qaeda front group claims deadly Eid attacks in Iraq

Al-Qaeda front group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Sunday claimed a wave of attacks that killed 74 people and injured hundreds during the Eid al-Fitr holiday a day earlier.

"The Islamic State mobilised... in Baghdad and the southern states and others to convey a quick message of deterrence on the third day of Eid al-Fitr" in response to security forces' operations, a statement posted on jihadist forums said.