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Zarqawi Group Says It Targeted British Base

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Zarqawi Group Says It Targeted British Base

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Zarqawi Group Says It Targeted British Base

Zarqawi Group Says It Targeted British Base

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A bomb explodes outside a British base in southern Iraq, wounding five soldiers. The explosion marks the first time the British military has been targeted by the Iraqi terrorist group headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Zarqawi's group said the attacks were a response to revelations about abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British soldiers.