At least three people were killed in alleged Kurdish attacks on the Turkish-Syrian border

Turkish officials say at least three people have died after suspected Kurdish missile strikes hit the border town of Karkamis.

Rockets hit a school and two houses in Gaziantep province, injuring at least 10 others.

Provincial governor Davut Gül claimed that “five mortars/rockets were fired” by alleged Kurdish militants in neighboring Syria.

A truck near the Turkey-Syria border gate was also damaged by a rocket fire, the state-run Anadolu Agency said.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said a soldier and seven police officers were also wounded overnight in a separate shooting near Kilis.

Soylu said Turkey would respond to the attacks “in the strongest possible way”.

The attacks come just days after Turkey carried out deadly airstrikes in northern Syria and Iraq, targeting Kurdish militant groups that Ankara has blamed. a deadly bombing in Istanbul on November 13.

At least 31 died in Turkish attacksaccording to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Turkish authorities say the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian affiliate, the People’s Defense Units (YPG), are responsible. Both have denied involvement in the case.

Turkey, the United States and the European Union all consider the PKK a terrorist organization.

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