Turkish soldier killed by IS in Iraq

  • 27/03/2016

Rockets fired by Islamic State killed one soldier and wounded another in Iraq, says the Turkish military.

The army was fighting the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga when the rockets landed in a northern base where Turkish troops were deployed.

Turkey's army released a statement on its website saying: "Islamic State targets identified in the region have been shot back at," in retaliation to the attack.

The statement added the wounded soldier was transferred to a hospital in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak.

Newshub. / Reuters.