Two unexploded rockets land in southern Turkey

Security forces evacuated Thursday several houses in a village in southern Turkey close to border with Syria to defuse two unexploded rockets apparently fired from the war-battered country.

Two unexploded rockets land in southern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Security forces evacuated Thursday several houses in a village in southern Turkey close to border with Syria to defuse two unexploded rockets apparently fired from the war-battered country.

The rockets reportedly landed on Monday in a field in the Kolcular village, some 500 meters away from the border in the southern province of Hatay.

Military bomb experts removed the rockets and transported them safely to a nearby military facility.

Firefighters and paramedics were seen waiting at a safe distance from the scene.

The incident was yet another example of dangers of a spillover from Syria's civil war. Turkey has repeatedly retaliated to stray shells and mortar rounds fired from Syria, one of which in October last year killed five Turks -- all women and children -- in Akcakale town.

Last Mod: 31 Ocak 2013, 15:50
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