Islamic State militants attack town near Baghdad, kill 17
Thousands of Iraqis have been forced to flee the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
Islamic State militants attacked a riverside town north of Baghdad Monday, killing 17 people and wounding 54, Reuters reports. The extremists used gunboats and a car bomb to attack Dhuluieh before dawn.
According to Reuters, Dhuluieh is in an area of Iraq currently under the control of the IS.