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Suicide Bomber Kills 11 at Iraqi Checkpoint

A suicide bomber has attacked the outskirts of a town that Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militiamen recaptured Sunday from Islamic State fighters. The blast Monday at a security checkpoint outside Jurf al-Sakhar killed at least 11 people and wounded 23 others. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday that recapturing Jurf-al-Sakhar, located about 50 kilometers south of Baghdad, was a "fatal blow" against the Islamic State group.  The Sunni extremists had held...

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