Thu. Dec 8th, 2022

Turkish officials say at least three people have been killed after suspected Kurdish missiles hit the border town of Karkamis.

Rockets reportedly hit a school and two houses in Gaziantep province, injuring at least 10 people.

Provincial governor Davut Gül claimed that “five mortars/rockets were fired” by alleged Kurdish militants in neighboring Syria.

A truck near the Turkish-Syrian border crossing was also damaged by rocket fire, reports the state-run Anadolu Agency.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said a soldier and seven policemen were also wounded overnight in a separate shelling incident near Kilis.

Soylu said Turkey would respond to the attacks “in the strongest possible way.”

The strikes come just days after Turkey launched deadly airstrikes in northern Syria and Iraq, targeting Kurdish militant groups that Ankara has blamed for the deadly bombing in Istanbul on November 13.

At least 31 people were killed in the Turkish strikesaccording to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Turkish authorities say the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian branch the People’s Defense Units (YPG) are responsible. Both denied involvement.

Turkey, the United States and the European Union consider the PKK a terrorist organization.