Iraqi government says it has repelled Baquba attack

The Iraqi government says its forces have repelled an attempt by Isis insurgents to seize Baquba, capital of Diyala province north of Baghdad, in fighting overnight.

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Islamic State leader calls for jihad in audio message

The leader of the Islamic State, formerly Isis, has released the first audiotape calling for jihad since the group renamed. The group is currently battling Iraqi forces across large parts of the country.