Massive suicide truck bombing in Libya leaves 60 police officers dead

At least 60 policemen have been killed and more than 200 wounded after a massive truck bomb exploded near a police training camp in western Libya, officials said.

A hospital spokesman, Mohamar Kaddi, said 60 bodies were extracted out of the wreckage. The attack took place in the town of Zliten, a coastal city 100 miles from the capital Tripoli where a local Islamic State affiliate has been trying to gain a foothold for some time.

Libyan officials said they believed the death toll could be much higher as 300 men were inside the al-Jahfal training compound at the time of the powerful blast.