Security forces killed three DAESH terrorists and wounded 11 more attempting to cross the border to Syria in the Oğuzeli district of southeastern Gaziantep province on Friday morning.
The incident occurred when border units opened fire on a group of 14 individuals, all of whom were foreign nationals, after they disregarded a warning to halt. The 11 surviving terrorists were sent to hospitals in the province and reportedly none have life threatening injuries.
Regarding the fight against DAESH, presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın said on Apr. 25 that Turkey has deported 3,300 foreign nationals suspected of links to terrorist groups and another 41,000 have been barred from entering the country as part of the fight against the terrorist organization. He also said some 2,770 suspects, including 1,232 foreign nationals, have been caught in police sweeps and 954 are being prosecuted.
Elsewhere, two rockets fired from DAESH-controlled territory in northern Syria struck the Turkish border city of Kilis on Friday at around 12:30 p.m.
One of the rockets hit the roof of a residential building in the city center while the other hit the garden of a workplace in the same area. Nobody was harmed in the incident.
The Kilis Governorate has already declared some places in the city temporary special security zones for a period of 15 days in order to ensure the safety of locals.
The governorate's statement said that some residential areas around two military outposts were declared special security zones starting from 8:00 a.m. on May 6 and ending on May 20 at 5:00 p.m.
On Thursday evening, rockets fired from DAESH-controlled Syrian territory struck a residential area in Kilis, killing one person and injuring seven others, including a police officer.
Turkish towns and provinces have been repeatedly struck by fire from across the border since mid-January. The center of Kilis lies 6 kilometers from the Syrian border, and the town has been repeatedly struck by cross-border rocket fire since mid-January. According to official figures, 21 people have been killed so far and almost 70 wounded by rockets since Jan. 18.
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