The Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq issued a statement today, March 28, 2006, claiming responsibility for two suicide car bombings on the ?converted? National Guard barracks in al-Haswa, south of Baghdad. The message indicates that one mujahid was able to enter the barracks and cause ?heavy losses,? which were observed by ambulances carrying away the dead. No mention is made of the extent of damage caused by the second bomber.
According to media reports, in al-Haswa today, policemen thwarted a suicide car bombing attack on a police station by shooting dead two insurgent driving towards them in a minibus containing explosives. Eleven policemen and a female bystander were wounded.
The Mujahideen Shura Council is composed of eight insurgency groups in Iraq: al-Qaeda in Iraq, Victorious Army Group, the Army of al-Sunnah Wal Jama?a, Jama?a al-Murabiteen, Ansar al-Tawhid Brigades, Islamic Jihad Brigades, the Strangers Brigades, and the Horrors Brigades, collaborating to meet the ?unbelievers gathering with different sides? and defend Islam.
A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.