Rocket fire from Syria kills two at Turkish border: Governor – Times of India


ISTANBUL: Rockets fired from Syria towards Turkish border town carcass killed two people and injured six on Monday, a Turkish regional governor said.
“Five mortars/rockets were fired… towards the center of Karkami. Two of our compatriots died. Six of our civilians were injured, two of them seriously.” Davut Gullthe governor of the southeast Gaziantep provincesaid on Twitter.
According to the Anadolu official news agency, the strikes hit a high school and two houses, as well as a truck at the border crossing that connects Karkamis with the Syrian city jarablus.
Footage on Anadolu showed shattered school windows and a burning truck.
Rockets fired from Syria wounded six policemen and two soldiers on Sunday when they hit a border crossing.
Turkey launched airstrikes on Sunday against the bases of banned Kurdish militants in northern Syria and Iraq, which it says were used to carry out “terrorist” attacks on Turkish soil.
At least 31 people were killed in night raids in northern and northeastern Syria, Britain-based control group said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. They were mainly against positions of Syrian Kurdish forces.
The offensive, codenamed Operation Claw-Sword, comes a week after a blast in central Istanbul killed six people and injured 81, an attack that Turkey blames on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party.PKK).
The PKK has been waging a bloody insurgency there for decades and is classified as a terrorist group by Ankara and its Western allies. But it has denied involvement in the explosion in Istanbul.

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