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Claim of responsibility for London blasts

CAIRO, Egypt (AP)_There is reportedly an Internet claim of responsibility in today's London blasts.

A group identifying itself as "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" has posted a message saying the blasts were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, its authenticity hasn't been confirmed.

An Arabic-language news Web site and a German magazine say the message was published on a Web site popular with Islamic militants. The statement also threatened attacks in Italy and Denmark.

The group al-Qaida in Europe claimed responsibility for the last major attack in Europe -- a string of bombs that hit commuter trains in Madrid, Spain, in March 2004, killing 191 people.

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