Second rocket from Syria hits southern Turkey

No casualties reported after rocket lands near primary school in Kilis province

Second rocket from Syria hits southern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A second rocket fired from Syria landed in central Kilis in southern Turkey, according to a security source Thursday.

The rocket landed near Mercidabik Primary School in central Sarac Mehmet Cavus neighborhood, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking with the media.
Following the incident, ambulances and police rushed to the scene. No casualties were reported. 

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on the rocket, the source added.
Earlier in the day, a rocket fired from northwestern Syria injured six people, including five children, in a city center in Kilis, the province’s governor told Anadolu Agency.

The Turkish Armed Forces responded immediately to the attack by shelling Daesh positions with howitzers and multiple rocket launchers, according to military sources, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking with the media. 

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent at the scene, the projectile landed in Tekke Street near the local Sabah market in the neighborhood of Canpolat. 

Kilis province lies six kilometers (four miles) from the Syrian border. 

Turkey has been under indiscriminate rocket attack from inside Syria since mid-January. 

In Kilis alone, the governor said that so far this year more than 20 people had been killed and more than 80 others wounded in such incidents.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Eylül 2016, 08:49
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