Iraqi insurgents blown up while filming propaganda near Samarra

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At least 21 Iraqi insurgents were killed Monday when a car bomb exploded on a desert road 12 miles from the mainly Sunni city of Samarra, the BBC reports.

According to pro-government militias in Iraq, the insurgents were filming propaganda for a suicide bomber when the car bomb was set off. At the time of the explosion, the car was being escorted from their compound to a main road. Police forces rushed to the area upon hearing the blast, where they arrested another 12 wounded insurgents along with 10 others who attempted to flee the scene. (TREACHER: #NotAllMuslims get blown up while learning how to blow themselves up)

Insurgent attacks having been growing in number over the last year, reaching levels of sectarian violence unseen since 2007.

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