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13 hurt as rockets fired from Syria hit border town mosque

The rockets were fired from the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin, according to reports.

At least 13 people have been hurt after two rockets fired from Syria hit a mosque and a house in a Turkish border town.

Governor Mehmet Tekinarslan said the rockets struck the town of Kilis on Wednesday during evening prayers.

Media reports said they were fired from the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin.

Governor Tekinarslan said eight were wounded inside the mosque, two of them seriously. The second rocket hit a nearby home, where five people were hurt.

Turkish TV images showed the rocket that struck the mosque had pierced its dome. The private NTV station showed people inside the mosque frantically trying to clear the rubble.

The incident is the latest in a series of rocket attacks against the Turkish border since Ankara launched a military offensive into Afrin to clear it of Syrian Kurdish militiamen, whom it considers to be linked with Turkey’s own Kurdish insurgents.

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