The Turkish border town of Reyhanli has been hit by missiles launched from Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said. The town’s mayor claimed there were dozens of people injured and at least one killed.
At least one person was killed and 32 others wounded, Reyhanli’s mayor Hussein Sanverdi told Turkish media.
Speaking to the Turkish channel NTV, Sanverdi said: “One Syrian lost his life. We have 32 injuries. Two are seriously injured,” according to Hurriyet.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu condemned the attack on Twitter. “I condemn in the strongest terms the indiscriminate rocket fire by PYD/YPG terrorists that killed one Syrian refugee and wounded 32 Turkish citizens in Reyhanli. This attack on innocent people shows the real face of PYD terrorists.”
#PYD/#YPG terör örgütü tarafından #Reyhanlı’ya atılan ve 1 Suriyeli misafirimizin ölümüne, 32 vatandaşımızın da yaralanmasına neden olan roket saldırısını şiddetle kınıyorum. Teröristlerin masum insanlara yönelik bu saldırısı, PYD/YPG’nin gerçek yüzünü ortaya koyuyor.
— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) January 21, 2018
Photos emerged online apparently showing the aftermath of the missile attack. One man was pictured covered in blood while lying on the ground, while numerous photos of damaged vehicles were also posted to social media.
Four cars as well as business and residential properties were reportedly damaged in the attack. Police have been deployed to the area.
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