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Two more rockets hit Turkish border town: Report

Two rockets fired from neighbouring Syria hit the centre of a Turkish border town for a second straight day on Tuesday, local media reported.



Ankara: Two rockets fired from neighbouring Syria hit the centre of a Turkish border town for a second straight day on Tuesday, local media reported.

They landed in the centre of Kilis -- the main town near the Syrian border -- at 0640 GMT on Tuesday, the private Dogan news agency reported. Medical teams were dispatched to the scene.

At least four people were wounded when five rockets fired from northern Syria hit the town on Monday.

It was not immediately known who fired the rockets.

Turkey`s Army has launched artillery strikes on positions of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria after the jihadists recaptured an area near the Turkish border.

Turkish artillery fired shells from its border region of Kilis against IS targets, Turkish media reported this week.

The shelling comes after the IS wrested back control of the town of Al-Rai near Turkey, which rival rebels had captured last week.

Neither the al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front nor IS are included in a truce brokered by the United States and Russia that came into force on February 27.

In mid-February, Turkish artillery had also shelled targets of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) inside Syria, with the military saying it was responding to incoming fire.

From Zee News

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