Rocket fire kills three on Turkish border


Published: 2022-11-21 15:07

Last Updated: 2024-03-01 16:54

Rocket fire kills three on Turkish border
Rocket fire kills three on Turkish border

Rockets fired from Syria towards Turkey's border town of Karkamis on Monday killed three people, including a child, and wounded six, Turkey's interior minister said, AFP reported.

"Three of our citizens lost their lives. One of them is a child, another a teacher," Suleyman Soylu said on live television, vowing a "strong response".

Interior Minister Mahmut Ozer said that 10 people had been wounded as a result of the strikes.

The governor of the southeastern Gaziantep province, Davut Gul, earlier said that two people had been killed.

According to the Anadolu official press agency, the strikes hit a high school and two houses as well as a truck near the border crossing that links Karkamis to the Syrian town of Jarablus.

Images on Anadolu showed shattered windows at a school and a truck in flames.