Perpetrators of rocket attack on Kilis will pay for crimes, Turkey will ensure security, PM Davutoğlu says

DAILY SABAH
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Published 13.04.2016 12:12
Updated 13.04.2016 14:05
Perpetrators of rocket attack on Kilis will pay for crimes, Turkey will ensure security, PM Davutoğlu says

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu assured on Wednesday that perpetrators of the rocket attacks on southeastern border town will pay for their crimes.

Speaking at AK Party's fifth Local Administrations Symposium, Davutoğlu said that Turkey's Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar and the Chief of National Intelligence Organization Hakan Fidan are in southeastern Kilis province.

"We will take all measures for the security of our citizens" Davutoğlu said and added that concrete results will be achieved within a short amount of time.

For the third day in a row, three rockets fired from northern Syria hit southeast Kilis on Wednesday. On Tuesday, one person was killed and eight people were injured as a result of the rockets fired from Syrian territory. The Turkish military has returned fire following the attack, reports have said.

Occasional stray rockets and mortars land in southern and southeastern Turkey due to the civil war in neighboring Syria. Despite a ceasefire in the war-torn country, violence still persists in the area.

The rockets are believed to have been fired from a Daesh-controlled region in Syria.

Kilis, which is home to large numbers of Syrian refugees exceeding its own population, has suffered repeatedly from cross-border shelling.

In March, eight Katyusha rockets fired from Syria fell again in Kilis province killing two citizens, one of whom was a four-year-old child.

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