April 26, 2016 / 9:37 AM / a year ago

Turkey to take extra military steps after Islamic State rocket attacks from Syria: PM

A riot police officer runs away from the site after two rockets hit the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border, Turkey, April 24, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will take additional military measures after suffering 46 artillery attacks from Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria since January, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.

He was speaking to members of the ruling AK Party in parliament. Newspapers on Tuesday said 17 people have been killed in the Turkish border town of Kilis this year from repeated rocket attacks.

Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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