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Ansar al-Sunnah Claims Responsibility for Assassinating the Bodyguard of a Kurdish Official in al-Mosul, and Claims Responsibility for Operations Targeting American and Iraqi Forces in Kirkuk, Abu Ghraib, and Arab Jabour
By SITE Institute
October 19, 2005

Ansar al-Sunnah issued five communiqués today, October 19, 2005, claiming responsibility assassinating the bodyguard of a ?responsible Kurdish figure? in al-Mosul, and bombings and attacks targeting American and Iraqi forces in Kirkuk, Abu Ghraib, Arab Jabour:

  1. The first communiqué states than an improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated on a road in the center of Kirkuk yesterday, targeting an emergency police patrol. The bombing allegedly destroyed one car and killed seven ?converters.?
  2. Yesterday, the group assassinated the bodyguard of a ?responsible Kurdish devil called (Hoker)? in the industrial section in al-Mosul.
  3. Today, a confrontation between Ansar al-Sunnah and the Iraqi National Guard in Abu Ghraib allegedly resulted in ?big losses to their personnel (National Guards),? and a Kia car carrying guards was also destroyed.
  4. The fourth communiqué describes a bombing operation targeting an American Humvee today in Arab Jabour, south of Baghdad, allegedly destroying the vehicle and killing the four soldiers inside.
  5. According to the fifth message, an operation was executed yesterday in Kirkuk involving the use of ?light weapons? upon a National Guard car and a ?group of converters beside it,? allegedly killing three and injuring another.

A full translation of the five messages is provided to our Intel Service members.

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