43 Turkish nationals killed and injured by Kurdish counter mortars attack
ISTANBUL: Eight civilians were killed and 35 injured in a mortar attack by Kurdish forces on a Turkish border town on Friday, the local governor´s office said.
The attack comes two days after Turkey launched a military offensive on Kurdish forces in northern Syria.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of the attack on Twitter and soon after jets and artillery targeted Kurdish positions along the full width of the border, sending thousands of civilians fleeing their homes.
That was followed late in the evening by the beginning of a ground operation, the Turkish defence ministry said.