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Turkish resort popular with British tourists hit by two rockets

Two rockets landed near the Mediterranean resort of Antalya in Turkey hitting a pen ground and shelter used by a fishing company, said news reports. Nobody was harmed. Dogan news agency said the rockets

India TV News Desk, Ankara (Turkey) [Updated:14 Oct 2016, 6:18 PM IST]
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Turkish resort popular with British tourists hit by two rockets

Two rockets landed near the Mediterranean resort of Antalya in Turkey hitting a pen ground and shelter used by a fishing company, said news reports. Nobody was harmed.

Dogan news agency said the rockets were fired from a mountainous area near a highway linking Antalya and the town of Kemer. The target of the attack may have been tanker truck carrying fuel, the agency said.

Several ambulances and fire-fighting trucks were sent to the scene, some 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Antalya, Dogan reported.

The motive for the attack in an area that is a major tourist destination was not known.

The Antalya governor's office confirmed that an explosion had occurred in the area and said an investigation was launched.

Turkey has been rocked by a spate of deadly attacks by Islamic State group militants or Kurdish rebels.

The country is still reeling from a failed military coup in July, blamed on the followers of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Earlier reports said the target may have been a tanker ship moored at sea.

(With inputs from AP)

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