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Iraq: Suicide attacks in Fallujah kill at least 2 people

  • Iraqi youth sit in a wheelbarrow in Khazer camp for the displaced, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. A new report criticizes the U.S.-led coalition against IS for their lack of transparency when assessing civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Iraqi youth sit in a wheelbarrow in Khazer camp for the displaced, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. A new report criticizes the U.S.-led coalition against IS for their lack of transparency when assessing civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter waves to a group of Iraqi and U.S. soldiers during his visit to the Qayara air base, south of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces have killed or gravely wounded more than 2,000 Islamic State fighters in the battle for Mosul since October, Carter said Sunday. Recapturing the city, Iraq’s second-largest, is crucial to the Iraqis' hopes of restoring their sovereignty, although political stability will likely remain a challenge afterward. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter waves to a group of Iraqi and U.S. soldiers during his visit to the Qayara air base, south of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces have killed or gravely wounded more than 2,000 Islamic State fighters in the battle for Mosul since October, Carter said Sunday. Recapturing the city, Iraq’s second-largest, is crucial to the Iraqis' hopes of restoring their sovereignty, although political stability will likely remain a challenge afterward. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)  (The Associated Press)

  • Shadows of Iraqi men in a tent at Khazer camp for the displaced, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. A new report criticizes the U.S.-led coalition against IS for their lack of transparency when assessing civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Shadows of Iraqi men in a tent at Khazer camp for the displaced, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. A new report criticizes the U.S.-led coalition against IS for their lack of transparency when assessing civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)  (The Associated Press)

An Iraqi spokesman says two suicide car bombings targeting security checkpoints in the city of Fallujah have killed at least two people.

Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen Saad Maan says that Sunday's attacks killed a civilian and a policeman, and wounded seven.

A local police and a medical official put the casualty toll at three killed and 11 wounded. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they're not authorized to talk to reporters.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement. The authenticity of the claim couldn't be confirmed but it was posted on a militant website commonly used by the extremists.

Last month, IS launched three separate suicide attacks in and near Fallujah, killing at least 16 people. Fallujah was recaptured from IS in June.