Al-Qaida in Iraq took credit for Katyusha attack

Al-Qaida in Iraq, headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, on Thursday took responsibility on their website for the Katyusha attacks in northern Israel on Tuesday. The announcement claimed that the organization launched ten rockets into Israel. On Tuesday it was reported that six Katyushas landed in northern Israeli cities, including three in Shlomi and three in Kiryat Shmona, where two apartments took direct hits. This was the first time that Al-Qaida took responsibility for attacks on Israel taking place from Lebanon.