The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a double suicide attack that killed 11 people.
Iraqi police and hospital officials say a bombing in southeast Baghdad has killed 11 people.
Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraqi territory, the Defense Ministry’s spokesman said.
Iraqi officials say the death toll has risen to more than 80 killed in an Islamic State group-claimed attack in southern Iraq targeting a restaurant frequented by Shiite Muslim pilgrims.
Iraqi officials say more than 500 foreign women affiliated with the Islamic State group are being held in a prison near Mosul.
Iraqi intelligence officials say they have foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to attack revered Shiite shrines and the sect’s spiritual leader.
High-ranking Iraqi security officials say up to 7,000 Islamic State group affiliates remain in Iraq after the fall of Mosul, where the group’s leader declared the self-styled caliphate three years ago.
Iraqi security officials say more than 100 Islamic State militants launched a counterattack in Mosul, killing six Federal Police and three civilians in clashes that were still underway.
A suicide attacker blew himself up in a market south of the capital Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 21 people while another bomb in a nearby city wounded five others, police and medical officials said.
Two Iraqi military officers say the advance of troops has slowed in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul.
Aid groups say they are concerned for the safety of civilians following calls from Iraq’s government for residents of the Islamic State group-held Old City to flee the area immediately.