ANKARA, Turkey — Suspected Kurdish militants in Syria fired rockets across the border into Turkey earlier today, killing at least three people and wounding 10 others, officials say. The attack follows deadly airstrikes by Turkey on suspected militant targets in Syria and Iraq.
The rockets struck a high school and two houses in the town of Karkamis, in Gaziantep province, as well as a truck near a Turkish-Syria border gate, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu says the dead include a teacher and a child. One of the rockets landed on the grounds of a high school but there were no fatalities there.
A soldier and seven police officers were wounded overnight in separate shelling by suspected Kurdish militants that targeted a border area in nearby Kilis, Soylu says.
Turkey will respond to the attacks “in the strongest way possible,” the minister says.