October 10, 2019 / 12:42 PM / 8 days ago

Twelve wounded after shells hit Turkish border towns - Anadolu

Members of police special forces secure the are outside the Akcakale Govenrment House after it was hit by mortar shells fired from Syria, in the Turkish border town of Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Twelve people were wounded after rockets and mortar shells fired from Syria hit places in towns on the Turkish side of the border, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday.

It said the shells, believed to have been fired from areas controlled by a Kurdish militia in Syria being targeted by Turkish forces, hit sites in the Turkish towns of Akcakale, Birecik, Ceylanpinar and Nusaybin.

Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Daren Butler

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