One dead after rockets hits Turkish border town

May 5, 2016 18:59

DIYARBAKIR/ANKARA - Five rockets from Islamic State-controlled Syrian territory struck the Turkish border town of Kilis, killing one and injuring eight people, security sources said on Thursday.

Kilis, just across the border from a region of northern Syria controlled by the militant group, has been frequently hit by rocket fire in recent weeks.

Turkey's military had previously retaliated with fire into the militant-controlled lands. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Ankara was ready to send ground forces into Syria to tackle Islamic State militants if need be.

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