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Turkey: Two Killed in Rocket Attack Near Syrian Border

At least two people were killed and at least two others wounded after eight rockets hit the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border.

At least two people were killed and at least two others wounded after eight rockets hit the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Tuesday afternoon.

Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah reports that one of the dead is a four-year-old child.

Turkish sources have blamed Islamic State but responsibility for the attack has not been claimed by any group.

One of the rockets struck as Turkish broadcaster TRT World was broadcasting live:

The rockets were launched from an IS-controlled area of Syria, Turkish broadcaster NTV said.

Turkey responded with artillery fire into Syria but it is unclear which area of Aleppo province has been targeted.

Turkey on Monday shelled IS positions in Doudyan, around 20 km (12 miles) from Kilis.

The area around Kilis on both sides of the border is currently home to around 50,000 refugees from the Aleppo governorate of Syria.

Image: Rocket Attack on Kilis in southern Turkey. @JulianRoepcke/Twitter


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