Friday, June 27, 2008

Iraq: Police say al-Qaeda has infiltrated force

"Now we have the proof that al-Qaeda terrorists have managed to infiltrate the Iraqi security forces," said the head of police in Falluja, Faysal al-Zubei in an interview with the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper. Al-Zubei was speaking about Thursday's suicide attack in which at least 20 people were killed at a local council meeting in the town of Karma, east of Falluja, in Anbar province.The suicide bomber detonated the explosives during a meeting between the town's administrator and the local Awakening Council in Karma. Awakening Councils are US-allied Sunni militia movements fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq.Among those killed were 11 members of the local Awakening Council and the mayor of the town. The suicide bomber managed to enter the municipal government building where the meeting was being held because he was wearing a police uniform. More...

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