ISIS launches rocket attack on Turkish mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Daesh terrorists have attacked a mosque in the southern Turkish border town of Kilis just one day after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vows to protect the region from constant attacks blamed on Takfiris.

On Sunday, one person was killed and 26 others were injured as rockets were pounded into the mosque, located some 100 meters away from the governor’s office, where Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan was trying to calm residents down after an earlier attack.

People search for injured people inside a mosque after it was hit by Daesh rockets on April 24, 2016 in Kilis. (AFP)

“I am calling for our citizens to be calm,” said Akdogan. “All measures will be taken in this regard.”

Police were forced to use water cannons to disperse disgruntled residents protesting over the government’s apparent lack of action concerning the attacks.

Earlier, the terrorists fired rockets at a residential area in the town’s central neighborhood, killing one and injuring 16 others.

Turkish riot police use water cannon to disperse people who gathered after a rocket hit a mosque on April 24, 2016 in Kilis. (AFP)
“My son wakes up with nightmares … We aren’t safe here. We are afraid to stay in our houses,” a local was quoted by Reuters as saying.

Over the last few weeks, the region has been the scene of repeated rocket attacks from terrorists controlling territories across the border in Syria.

An injured man lies on ground after Turkish anti riot police used water cannon to disperse people who gathered after Daesh rockets hit a mosque on April 24, 2016 in Kilis. (AFP)

According to local authorities, the terrorists cross the border with motorbikes, open fire on the towns, and retreat before they can be targeted by Turkish howitzers stationed at the border.

On Saturday, Davutoglu vowed to carry out all necessary measures to prevent such attacks while visiting the nearby city of Gaziantep with EU Council President Donald Tusk and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ankara has itself been implicated for support for Daesh along with a number of US regional allies, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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