Suicide attack on Iraq police base claims dozens of lives

Iraqi security forces have been killed in a suicide attack on a police base in the turbulent west of the country. Early reports have suggested that “Islamic State” jihadists were behind the assault.

The terrorists detonated an explosive-laden tank at the base in the Tharthar area, according to Iraqi security officials. The site of the attack lies roughly 120 kilometers (74 miles) northwest of Baghdad, between Samarra and the city of Ramadi, which is currently held by Islamic State jihadists.

Police said at least 38 people were killed on Monday. According to a doctor from Samarra hospital, at least 33 others were injured in the attack.
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Source News: DW