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Mortar from Syria Kills Five Family Members in Turkey


A mortar bomb fired from Syria landed in a residential district of the southeastern Turkish town of Akçakale on Wednesday, killing a woman and four children from the same family and wounding at least 13 other people.

A cloud of dust and smoke rose up over low-rise buildings as residents ran to help the wounded. Others, infuriated by the increasing spillover of violence from Syria's civil war, took to the streets shouting protests against the local authorities.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu phoned UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to brief him about the incident and also spoke with senior military officials and Syria crisis mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, his ministry said in a statement.

A local witness saw three police officers among the wounded being taken to hospital. (Cihan/Todays Zaman)

Various of neighbors in front of the late family members’ house
Locals snapping at cameraman
Shot from the scene where shell landed
Emergency Service of local hospital
Neighbors helping with the transfer of deceased family members’ bodies
Bullet marks on building
Ambulance leaving
Ruins of shelled house



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