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Rockets from IS-held area hit southern Turkey town

Three people were wounded on Thursday when two Katyusha-type rockets fired from an area in Syria controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists slammed into the center of a Turkish town near the Syrian border, a report says.

The rockets hit the center of the town of Kilis at around 0545 GMT, the Dogan news agency reports. Ambulances were sent to the scene as police threw a security cordon around the area.

Dogan says one of the rockets hit a building used by Syrian refugees and two of those wounded were Syrian citizens.

Another person was wounded by the second rocket and police also evacuated a school nearby.

Pictures broadcast by Turkish television showed the rockets had badly damaged masonry and windows on one building.

In line with its rules of engagement, Turkish artillery fired back at the Syrian region where the shots originated, Turkish media says.

— AFP

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