Insurgents killed while filming propaganda video in Iraq

BY Justin Scuiletti  February 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM EST

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At least 21 insurgents were killed by an accidental car bomb explosion Monday, the BBC reports, during the filming of a propaganda video for an intended suicide attacker.

The explosion occurred on a desert road about 12 miles from the central Iraq city of Samarra. Security officials told the BBC that a vehicle filled with explosives was being escorted en route to a main road from the insurgents’ compound when it was detonated unintentionally. Police arrested 22 other suspected insurgents on the scene — some of which were wounded from the blast.