Turkish soldier wounded by Syria cross-border fire

AP , Thursday 6 Jun 2013

The soldier was shot in the knee, Turkish military statement says

Turkey's military says a soldier was wounded by shots fired at a military patrol along the Syrian border.

A military statement said Thursday soldiers returned fire at the assailants who were among a larger group of about 500 people who trying to cross into Turkey. The statement suggested that those who fired at the soldiers were smugglers.

The statement said the soldier was shot in the knee.

It was the second such incident along the border with Syria. Last week, Turkey's military returned fire after shots were fired at an armored personnel carrier from across the border. No one was hurt.

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