One killed as IS rockets hit Turkey border town

Tanks stationed at a Turkish army position near the Oncupinar crossing gate close to the Turkish border town of Kilis, fire towards the Syria border, on February 16, 2016The Turkish border town of Kilis on Tuesday came under fire from rockets launched from an area of Syria controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, killing one person and prompting Turkey’s army to retaliate. Eight people were wounded in the second consecutive day of rocket fire on the town centre, including a 42-year-old man who later died of his wounds, the state-run Anatolia news agency said. In response, Turkish artillery hit IS in neighbouring Syria, a Turkish government official told AFP.

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