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36 Killed in IS Attacks on Baghdad's Shi'ite Areas

Four car bomb attacks and a mortar strike on Shi'ite Muslim parts of Baghdad killed 36 people and wounded 98 within a span of two hours on Thursday afternoon, police and medical officials said. An Iraqi Shi'ite political figure said the assaults, part of a surge of violence in Shi'ite neighborhoods in recent weeks, were revenge attacks by Sunni Muslim Islamic State militants. The al-Qaida offshoot has been battling Shi'ite militias and soldiers loyal to the...

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