Cafe attack in Iraqi town kills 13

Baghdad—A group of gunmen, including two suicide bombers, stormed a coffee shop in a town north of Baghdad early on Friday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 15 there, Iraqi officials said.
Within hours, the Islamic State group posted a statement online claiming responsibility for the attack, which took place shortly after midnight Thursday in Balad, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the Iraqi capital.
The attack came on the heels of a two-day wave of bombings in Baghdad that killed nearly 100 people — attacks that have also been claimed by the Islamic State group. The deadliest struck the sprawling Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City in northeast Baghdad on Wednesday, killing 63 people.—AP

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