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.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    In other words, business as usual in the failed state.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Gee, who was secretary of state when the arab spring happened?

  • African

    Thanks to America and Nato this is happening in Libya.

  • Cat-astrophe

    That darn video…

  • simus1

    The more muslim police are concentrated in a given area, the more potential for a successful terrorist truck bomb attack to take place. Seems counter intuitive.

    • Alain

      Good thing they don’t have Tim Hortons.