10 police officers killed in bomb attack in Turkey

The attack in the eastern province of Igdir is the latest among a string of violent outbreaks between the state and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing.

The attack came as police travelled in a minibus to a border gate linking Turkey to the autonomous Nakhchivan enclave – sandwiched between Armenia and Iran and controlled by Azerbaijan – according to a local news agency.

More than 40 Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in northern Iraq overnight – where the group has bases – in retaliation for an attack which killed 16 soldiers in southeast Turkey.