BAGHDAD – The Iraqi wing of Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for a well-orchestrated attack this month in a Sunni city west of Baghdad that left 25 policemen dead.
The Islamic State of Iraq boasted in a statement posted on a militant website on Friday that as many as 90 of its fighters easily seized control of Haditha in the pre-dawn raid on March 5.
The statement says two Al Qaeda fighters were killed and none were captured. Iraqi security forces last week announced arrests of 10 suspects in the shootings and said four others were killed.
Haditha is 140 miles northwest of Baghdad, in Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province.
The Al Qaeda statement warned Iraqis there will never be safe.