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Suicide bombing kills 24 in Iraq

A car bombing in the Sunni town of Jurf al-Sakhar, 30 miles south of Baghdad, left at least 24 people dead, officials reported Monday.

The bomber "struck a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen," crashing a bomb-filled Humvee into the checkpoint, The Associated Press reports. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, AP notes that the attack "bore all the hallmarks" of ISIS.

AP adds that an ISIS attack may be likely because the Islamic militants "lost control of the town only the previous day," as Iraqi soldiers reclaimed Jurf al-Sakhar from the extremists, who had taken control of the town in July.