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Four rockets fired at airport in southern Turkey

The city of Diyarbakir in Turkey where the attack took place Credit: ITV News

Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at an airport in Turkey's main southeastern city of Diyarbakir in Turkey, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, according to local news agency Dogan.

Initial reports suggest there are no casualties from the attack.

Four rockets were fired at a police checkpoint outside the VIP lounge in the airport, and passengers and staff in the airport were taken inside the terminal building for safety.

Turkish broadcaster NTV said that the rockets landed on wasteland nearby.

The attack comes days after Turkey began a military incursion into Syria aimed at preventing territorial gains by Kurdish fighters, and driving back so-called Islamic State.


Turkey suicide blast 'turned our best day into hell'

The groom whose wedding party was attacked by a suicide bomber in Turkey has spoken of his anguish at the massacre.

"They turned our best day into hell," he said. "We have no relatives left - they all died."

At least 54 people, including 22 children were killed in the attack.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the massacre was carried out by a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14, adding that initial evidence pointed towards Islamic State.

However, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday that it was too early to verify the organisation responsible or whether the attack was indeed carried out by a child.

At least 22 Turkey wedding bomb victims under 14

Family members of three-month-old Sehriban Nurbay attend her funeral ceremony. Credit: Reuters

At least 22 of the victims of the suicide bomb attack at a Turkish wedding were under the age of 14.

One of those among the 51 killed was a three-month-old baby named as Sehriban Nurbay.

The suicide bomber was thought to be between the ages of 12 and 14, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.

Officials said a destroyed suicide vest was found at the scene of the attack in Gaziantep, close to the Syrian border.

At least 94 are thought to have been injured in Saturday's attack.

Turkish suicide bomber 'was child as young as 12'

A suicide bomber who killed 51 people at a wedding in Turkey last night may have been as young as 12 years old, the country's president has said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blamed the so-called Islamic-State militant group for the attack in Gaziantep, close to the border with Syria.

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