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Two suicide bombers targeted Iraqi police checkpoints in commercial areas in central Baghdad during rush hour Thursday, killing at least 21 people, officials said. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) swiftly claimed responsibility for the attacks. Iraq is going through its worst crisis since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops.
At least 980 Iraqis lost their lives in violent attacks during the month of December 2015, around 90 more than November, the UN has announced, amid an offensive by the Iraqi military to retake Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province. The UN said the worst-affected province was Baghdad with 261 killed, followed by Nineveh with 68.