In Iraq, at least 20 killed in attacks claimed by ISIS

Smoke billows from buildings south of Mosul.
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In Iraq, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for multiple suicide attacks that killed at least 20 people on Sunday.

In Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad and home to a major Shiite shrine, a man blew up an ambulance filled with explosives near a parking lot where pilgrims were gathered, and then detonated a suicide vest; more than 100 were wounded and 11 killed. In Tikrit, a suicide attacker smashed his car into a checkpoint, killing at least five female students, a woman, and three policemen; 25 were wounded. In an online statement, ISIS took credit for the attacks.

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