Turkish army bombs Kurdish militant PKK camps in northern Iraq after Ankara attack: Sources

A bus damaged in Wednesday's explosion is removed from the area in Ankara, Turkey on Feb 18, 2016.
A bus damaged in Wednesday's explosion is removed from the area in Ankara, Turkey on Feb 18, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

DIYARBAKIR (REUTERS, AFP) - Turkish warplanes bombed camps belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq late on Wednesday (Feb 17), security sources said, following a car bomb attack in Ankara that killed 28 people.

Turkey's CNN Turk television said a group of 60-70 PKK militants, including senior commanders, were thought to be among the targets hit. Security sources said the Zap, Avasin and Haftanin camps were among those hit.

At least 61 people were wounded by the attack on Wednesday (Feb 18) that targeted the Turkish military in the heart of the capital. The blast struck a convoy of military vehicles.

It was the latest in a string of attacks to shake the country. It was unclear who had carried out the bombing.