13:07 Apr. 23, 2016
Country's south has become target for terrorist attacks
Four "Katyusha" rockets hit the Turkish southern city of Kilis near the Syrian border on April 22. The attack killed 2 people and left 4 wounded. According to the local authorities, the projectiles were fired from a Syrian area controlled by the so-called Islamic State.
The attack took place one day before the planned visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She was expected to attend a refugee camp in Gaziantep, a town located near Kilis.
The Turkish city has recently come under repeated fire from the ISIL-controlled areas. It has served as a harbour for the Syrian migrants. Around 130 thousands of asylum seekers have taken refuge there.
Kilis was targeted by the terrorists several times during the last few weeks. 2 people were killed and 6 were wounded in another rocket landing on April 12. On April 18 five projectiles fired by the ISIL killed 5 Syrian refugees, including four children.