Bomb in Southeast Turkey Kills Six Security Force Members

New attack comes a day after Ankara car bomb killed 28.

Members of Turkish forces gather around a bus that was destroyed in an explosion near the city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, February 18, 2016.
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REUTERS -  A bomb detonated by remote control killed six Turkish security force members travelling in a military vehicle in southeast Turkey on Thursday, the armed forces said in a statement, a day after a car bomb attack in the capital Ankara killed 28 people.

The blast hit the armoured vehicle on the highway linking Diyarbakir, the largest city in the mainly Kurdish southeast, to the district of Lice. Sources had previously said the explosion hit a convoy of vehicles. 

Turkey has identified the perpetrator of the Ankara bombing attack as a member of the Syria Kurdish YPG militia working with insurgents from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Prime Minister Davutoglu said.

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq overnight, hours the Ankara car bomb attack, security sources said on Thursday.