Rocket shelling wounds two in Turkey’s Kilis

Rocket shelling from Syria wounds two civilians in Turkey’s southern province of Kilis according to local authorities

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

A rocket shelling from Syria strikes several buildings in Turkey’s southern province of Kilis, near the border with Syria on Jan. 23, 2016.

Turkey’s Kilis governorate announced that a rocket shelling has wounded two civilians in the southern province of Kilis near Turkey’s Syrian border.

Kilis Governor Suleyman Tapsiz stated that a rocket shelling has damaged several buildings in the central district of the province and slightly injured two people.

Tapsiz also indicated that the rocket shelling was likely launched from Syria, but he did not specify on who was responsible.

Kilis lies just across the border of DAESH-controlled Syrian territory.

On Monday, one person died and another was wounded after a rocket shelling hit an area of schools in the same province. Kilis governorate announced that the school’s premise was hit by a “rocket projectile” thought to have been fired from Syria.

Turkish territory is often hit by artillery fire, as the Syrian civil war rages just a few kilometres away from Turkey's southern border. Such incidents have mostly been forcefully retaliated by the Turkish Army. 

A recent suicide attack, reportedly carried out by a DAESH terrorist, took place in Istanbul's Fatih District, killing 10 German tourists and wounding 15 -mostly foreign- tourists on Jan. 12.

Following the attack, Turkish tanks and artillery heavily bombarded DAESH positions in Syria and Iraq, leading to the death of at least 200 terrorists, according to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

DAESH terror attacks have reportedly killed more than 100 civilians in Turkey in 2015.

In October 2015, 103 people were killed in a twin DAESH suicide bomb attack in Turkey's capital Ankara while in another DAESH suicide bombing resulted in the death of 34 people in Suruc District of Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa Province, which borders Syria, on July 20, 2015.

TRTWorld and agencies