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The head of a new Shiite militant group in Iraq on Tuesday threatened to carry out more attacks on a refugee camp for Iranian exiles that was struck by dozens of rockets and mortar shells earlier this month. Seven people were killed in the Feb. 9 attack on the camp near Baghdad airport that houses [...]

Militants threaten MEK exiles

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Adam Schreck report for The Associated Press:

The head of a new Shiite militant group in Iraq on Tuesday threatened to carry out more attacks on a refugee camp for Iranian exiles that was struck by dozens of rockets and mortar shells earlier this month.

Seven people were killed in the Feb. 9 attack on the camp near Baghdad airport that houses members of Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or MEK, the militant wing of a Paris-based Iranian opposition group. Iraq's government, which maintains friendly ties with Tehran, considers the MEK a terrorist group and wants its members out of country.

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