Iraq: Islamic State bomb attack ‘kills 45 police officers’

At least 45 Iraqi police officers have been killed in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Anbar province, security officials say.

Suicide bombers rammed three vehicles packed with explosives into a base in the Tharthar area, on a road connecting the cities of Falluja and Samarra.

Several high-ranking officers were among the casualties, one source said.

Anbar has been the scene of fierce fighting between pro-government forces and IS militants in recent weeks.