Rocket attack hits Turkish customs vehicle near Iran border -minister
March 02 2020 12:20 PM
A photo shared on social media that purportedly shows the Turkish customs' attacked vehicle
A photo shared on social media that purportedly shows the Turkish customs' attacked vehicle

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A rocket hit an armoured vehicle carrying Turkish customs personnel in an attack near the border with Iran on Friday, killing one person and injuring others, Turkish officials said, adding that clashes were under way in the area.
The rocket struck the vehicle's front wheel around 0550 GMT on Monday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter. He said "the terrorists were followed and cornered", but did not specify who the attackers were believed to be.
Shortly after, Turkish Trade Minister Rushar Pekcan said one of the customs agents had been killed in the attack.
The office of the governor of Agri province said the vehicle was hit in transit from the Dogubayazit border area to the Gurbulak border gate, causing it to skid off the road and flip over. In did not say who had carried out the attack.
The vehicle was near a parking lot for freight trucks, hospital and security sources said. Several ambulances, security teams and search and rescue personnel were sent to the area.



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