At least 42 members of Iraq’s security forces have been killed in a suicide bombing on an army base north of Fallujah, Al Jazeera has learned.
The attack was carried out with an explosives-laden armoured Humvee vehicle, which exploded near a weapons depot at the base, military sources told Al Jazeera.
Witnesses said ammunition stored in the depot continued to explode several hours after the initial attack, which occurred at 3am local time on Monday.
Local officials said the death toll of the attack was likely to rise.
The attack came a day after Haider al-Abbadi, Iraq’s prime minister, acknowledged the loss of about 2,300 Humvee armoured vehicles when the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group overran the northern city of Mosul last year.


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