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Islamic State Attacks Kill at Least 15 Near Baghdad

A series of attacks in and near Baghdad by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, Iraq medical and military officials said. In a suicide bombing, Islamic State militants commandeered a tanker truck, filled it with explosives and drove it into a checkpoint south of the city of Samarra. At least nine Iraqi soldiers and Shi’ite militia fighters were killed in the attack, about 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad. The Islamic militants then attacked the...

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