Rocket attacks kill two in Turkish border towns

Rocket attacks killed two people in Turkey close to the border with Syria where Turkish troops are carrying out an air and ground offensive against a Kurdish-held Syrian enclave.

At least six rockets targeted the town of Reyhanlı in Hatay province, wounding 18 people, two of whom later died in hospital, the governor’s office said in a statement quoted by AP.

Three more rockets hit the city centre of Kilis, northeast of Reyhanlı, wounding three people, Mehmet Tekinarslan, the governor there said.

Turkey launched an operation into the northwestern Syrian enclave of Afrin two weeks ago against a Syrian Kurdish militia it says is linked to Kurdish separatists fighting in Turkey.

Seven people have been killed by rocket fire inside Turkey since Turkey’s incursion began.