More questions of jihadists in the press corps. From News.com.au:
Senior officials described as authentic the claim of responsibility early yesterday by Zarqawi’s al-Qaeda Group of Jihad for Monday’s car bomb attack, which killed three Iraqi civilians and injured 16 others, including three Australian soldiers.
Defence Minister Robert Hill yesterday played down suggestions the attack was specifically aimed at Australian troops, but warned further attacks could occur as insurgents tried to sabotage elections scheduled for January.
Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said Australia was investigating whether some media in Iraq had prior knowledge of the attack that enabled them to turn up at the scene within minutes of the bombing just outside the capital’s fortified Green Zone.