Two Killed When Rockets Hit Teachers’ Dormitory in Turkish Border Town

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) -

Two people were killed and two more were wounded on Monday when five rockets landed in the southeastern Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border, including one that hit a teachers’ dormitory, security sources said.

Kilis, just across the border from an area of Syria controlled by Islamic State terrorists, has been frequently hit by rocket fire in recent weeks, prompting the Turkish military to return fire on terrorist positions.

One of the rockets hit an area near the state hospital, while another hit a teachers’ dormitory near the town center, the security sources said.

Turkey’s Dogan news agency said a Syrian national was among the dead and a child among the injured.

No one was immediately able to confirm whether the rockets were fired from Syria.

Last week more than 20 people were wounded in three straight days of rocket fire on Kilis, which is home to an estimated 110,000 Syrian refugees.

Separately, the Dogan news agency reported that the Turkish military fired artillery into Syria after a mortar landed near an army outpost in the southern Hatay province.

Turkey is part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State in Syria. It is also opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.