The Mujahideen Shura Council issued a communiqué today, June 15, 2006, claiming responsibility for five suicide bombings in different locations and targets within Kirkuk Tuesday, June 13, which were executed by immigrant members of the group. According to the message, the bombers were composed of three Libyans and two Saudis, who struck the offices of the Kirkuk police director and Kurdish Democratic Party, and an emergency policy convoy. The attacks destroyed buildings and the latter operation is purported to have killed ?not less? than eight police officers. Abu al-Jira?a al-Medini, who was to have detonated his car bomb on the Kurdish Democratic Party office in the section of al-Wasta, however, was shot dead before completing the operation.
According to media reports, the timed bombings killed more than two dozen Iraqis in the morning rush hour in Kirkuk.
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 message is provided to our Intel Service members.