Kurdish fighters fired rockets and mortar shells from Syria in an attack Thursday at a military border post in southeastern Turkey, injuring four Turkish soldiers and a civilian, the Turkish Defense Ministry said.
The ministry stressed that the Turkish army retaliated against targets in the Kombani area of northern Syria from where the attack took place.
Such cross-border exchanges of fire have occurred sporadically in recent years during the war in Syria.
The five people injured in Turkey, in the Karkamis area of Gaziantep province, were taken to hospital, the ministry said.
The Kombani area is under the control of the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey considers a terrorist group and an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).