Al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for the three suicide bombings in Jordan that killed at least 57 people, according to a message posted on the Internet on Thursday.
"A group of lions of al-Qaida ... launched a new attack on some of the dens in the land of the Muslims in Amman," the Web posting said. It claimed that despite security measures, "some al-Qaida soldiers were able to reach their targets and carry out their duties."
The statement was signed in the name of the spokesman for al-Qaida in Iraq, a group which is led by the Jordanian-born Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
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