Three wounded in rocket firings from Syria in Turkey’s southeast
AA photoThree people were wounded on April 19 when rocket projectiles fired from Syria landed in the southeastern province of Kilis, less than a day after similar incident which claimed the lives of five.
Two of the rocket projectiles fired from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-controlled region in northern Syria landed in an empty field while the last one hit the Bilalihabeşi neighborhood in the province. A fire later broke out at a house hit by the projectiles.
Firefighters and health personnel were immediately deployed to the scene.
Meanwhile, Kilis Mayor Hasan Kara announced that three people were slightly wounded in the incident but there were no casualties.
The latest rocket projectile firings marked the second such incident in the province this week. On April 18, five people, including three children, were killed and five others were wounded when four Katyusha projectiles fired from the Bab region hit residential areas in the province.
Turkish Artillery units retaliated by shelling ISIL positions near the border within the rules of engagement following the firings.