Fourteen detained after Ankara car bomb kills 28

Fourteen people have been arrested after a car bomb in the Turkish capital Ankara killed at least 28 people and injured 61 on Wednesday.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said members of the Syria Kurdish YPG rebel group were responsible for the attack near a barracks.

At least six more people were killed after a military convoy was hit by an explosion the following morning.

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Turkey vows to bomb Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for two bombings targeting military convoys in Turkey.

A blast last night in the capital city Ankara killed 28 people. Another explosion in the south of the country this morning barely 12 hours later killed six soldiers.

Video report by ITV News' correspondent Geraint Vincent

Turkish president Recep Erdogan says information gathered by Turkish intelligence services shows the attacks were the work of Kurdish separatists.

Turkey has vowed to bomb Kurdish fighters over the border in Syria and Iraq - the same Kurdish militias that are being backed up in the skies by Turkey's NATO ally the US in the fight against Islamic State in those countries.


Six killed in bomb blast on military convoy in Turkey

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Six soldiers were killed in the bomb blast in Southeastern Turkey, the Turkish military said.

A handmade bomb detonated by remote control killed the soldiers while travelling in a military vehicle a day after a car bomb attack in the capital Ankara killed 28 people.

At the time of the blast, the military vehicle was searching for mines on the highway linking Diyarbakir, the largest city in the mainly Kurdish southeast, to the district of Lice.

Turkish PM: Kurdish YPG behind Ankara attack

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu Credit: Reuters

Kurdish YPG forces are behind the Ankara bomb attack, the Turkish prime minister has said.

The Syrian group carried out the attack that killed 28 people with PKK militants in Turkey, according to Mr Davutoglu.

In a live television speech, Davutoglu said the bombing showed that the Syrian Kurdish YPG is a terrorist organisation and that Turkey expects cooperation from its allies against the group.

Washington, which has said the YPG is not a terrorist group, has backed the insurgents in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.

Mr Davutoglu said nine people have been detained after the attack yesterday.

Explosion hits military convoy in Turkey

An explosion has hit a military convoy in southeast Turkey and a number of people have been wounded, security sources said.

This follows a car bomb attack in Ankara which killed 28 people yesterday.

The sources said the explosion hit the convoy on the highway linking Diyarbakir, the largest city in the mainly Kurdish southeast, to the district of Lice.


At least 28 killed and 61 injured in Ankara car bomb attack

At least 28 people have been killed and 61 others injured in a car bomb attack on military buses in the Turkish capital Ankara.

The government has said it does not know who was responsible for the explosion, which happened near the Parliament building as well as the country's military headquarters during the evening rush hour.

Some officials have blamed the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), while others in the mostly Kurdish south-east say they believe militants from the so-called Islamic State group were behind the attack.

ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

Turkey 'will keep fighting attacks at home and abroad'

Turkey will continue to fight against attacks both at home and abroad, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed as officials said 28 people had been confirmed dead in a car bomb attack in Ankara.

28 people have been confirmed dead after the blast in Ankara Credit: Reuters

He said the fight against both the "pawns" who carry out the attacks and the forces behind them.

We will continue our fight against the pawns that carry out such attacks, which know no moral or humanitarian bounds, and the forces behind them with more determination every day.

– President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Another 61 people were injured in the blast, which happened when a car laden with explosives detonated near military buses at a traffic light in the capital city.

Government spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said authorities did not yet have any information as to who was responsible for the attack, which he described as "well-planned".

At least 20 killed, 61 injured in Ankara car bomb blast

At least 20 people have been killed and 61 injured in a huge car bomb attack in Turkey, the country's Health Minister has said.

The blast, in the country's capital Ankara, appears to have targeted vehicles carrying military personnel.

It happened in an area of the city containing Turkey's parliament, government buildings and military headquarters.

ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

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