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Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 21 at Iraqi Army Recruiting Center

The terrorist network headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Tuesday at an Iraqi army recruitment center in Baghdad that killed at least 21 people.

In an Internet statement, al-Qaida in Iraq said one of its members penetrated the line of recruits outside the center and detonated explosives he was carrying.

Most of those killed or injured were members of Iraq's fledgling military or those hoping to join.

On Monday, Zarqawi loyalists also claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings in Mosul and Baquba that killed at least 27 people -- mostly policemen.

AlsoTuesday, gunmen in Baghdad ambushed the car of an Iraqi politician, killing his two sons and a bodyguard. The politician, Mithal al-Alusi, escaped unhurt.

Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.