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Al-Qaida Says 4 Iraqis Carried Out Jordan Attacks


A statement attributed to the militant group al-Qaida In Iraq says four Iraqis carried out the triple suicide bombings in Jordan that killed at least 57 people and wounded more than 100 others.

The statement, which appeared Friday, on an Islamist website associated with the group, says the team included three men and a woman married to one of the attackers.

The statement came as U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan met with officials in Amman to discuss Wednesday's attacks.

Jordanian King Abdullah has vowed to track down and bring to justice the militants who helped plan the suicide bombings on three hotels.

Government officials said most of the dead are Jordanians, but at least 12 foreigners have been identified, including two Americans.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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