Turkish soldiers clearing mines in Turkey’s Gaziantep province came under fire on Thursday from DAESH controlled territory in Syria, which borders Turkey.
The incident occurred around 3:20 pm when DAESH terrorists opened fire from a pick-up truck from Jarabulus on the Syrian side of the border, while the Turkish soldiers were clearing mines near the customs gate in the southeastern town of Karkamis.
In retaliation, Turkish artillery and tanks shot at the terrorists killing five.
There we no reports of casualties from Turkish soldiers however, as a precautionary measure ambulances were sent to the scene.
Over the last year, Turkey has increasingly become a target for DAESH.
Earlier this month the terrorist group carried out a suicide bombing in central Istanbul which killed 11 tourists. While over 100 people were killed in two separate attacks in 2015.
Turkish tanks have targeted DAESH positions on the Syrian side of the border since the deadly Istanbul attack on January 12.