ISIL militants open fire on Turkish soldiers near Syrian border
GAZİANTEP – Anadolu Agency
AA photoMilitants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) opened fire on Turkish security forces in the Karkamış district of southeastern Gaziantep province, bordering Syria, on Jan. 28. No casualties were reported.
Security forces were conducting mine detection and clearance works near the border when the ISIL militants opened fire. The soldiers immediately responded to the fire.
No casualties were reported in the attack but a number of bullets hit the Karkamış Municipality’s local service building, which was temporarily evacuated.
The security forces also beefed up security measures across the border after the incident and warned citizens to avoid the area targeted by the ISIL militants.