The Military Wing of the Hassan al-Basri Brigades claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Basra today, April 5, 2005. The message titled ?The Explosion of an Iraqi Police Car in Basra? was posted online to jihdadist message boards.
The communiqué states that the ?heroes of the al-Hassan al-Basri Brigades…detonated an explosive package on a car. The car was completely destroyed, all its passengers were killed and another one was injured.?
The Hassan al-Basri Brigades also claimed responsibility for a March 21 bombing of an Iraqi police patrol that killed one individual and wounded another.
A full translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.