Suicide bombers attack police base, kill dozens
Three Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a police base in western Iraq’s Anbar province with explosives-laden Humvees, killing at least 41 police officers and Shiite Muslim militiamen, officials said.
The attack in the Tharthar area north of the Islamic State-held provincial capital, Ramadi, caused a large secondary explosion in an ammunition depot, the officials said. Sixty-three security forces members were wounded in the attack.
The latest assault resembled the massive, coordinated onslaught launched on Ramadi last month that allowed the militants to capture the city, marking their biggest gain since a U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against the extremist group last summer.
Meanwhile, the United Nations mission to Iraq said more than 1,031 people were killed and 1,648 were wounded in violence across the country last month.