Rockets fired from Syria towards Turkey’s border town of Karkamış on Monday killed three people and wounded six, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, citing Turkey’s interior minister.
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said five rockets were fired from Syria towards Turkey, which killed one child, one teacher and another civilian in the Karkamış district of the Gaziantep province in southeastern Turkey.
Six people, two of them seriously, were also injured due to the rocket fire, according to a statement from Davut Gül, the governor of Gaziantep.
According to Anadolu, the strikes hit a high school and two houses as well as a truck near the border crossing that links Karkamiş to the Syrian town of Jarablus.
Images on Anadolu showed shattered windows at a school as well a truck in flames.
On Sunday, rockets fired from Syria wounded six policemen and two soldiers when they struck a border crossing.
Turkey on Sunday carried out air strikes against the bases of outlawed Kurdish militants across northern Syria and Iraq, which it said were being used to launch “terrorist” attacks on Turkish soil.
The overnight raids in northern and northeastern Syria killed at least 31 people, said the British-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. They were mainly against positions held by Syrian Kurdish forces.
The offensive, codenamed Operation Claw-Sword, comes a week after a blast in central İstanbul killed six people and wounded 81, an attack Turkey has blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The PKK has waged a bloody insurgency there for decades and is designated a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies. But it has denied involvement in the İstanbul explosion.