ANKARA - Turkish troops returned fire into Syria after stray bullets from across the border killed two people, the military said on Wednesday.
The police headquarters and several homes in the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar were struck, according to officials.
Earlier, security sources and health officials said two Turkish citizens, including a 15-year-old boy, had been killed in Ceylanpinar by stray bullets from ongoing clashes in the adjacent Syrian town of Ras al-Ain.
Kurdish fighters have been battling Islamist anti-government rebels in Ras al-Ain since Tuesday.
Ras al-Ain, also known by its Kurdish name Serekani, and Ceylanpinar were once a single town under the Ottoman Empire before they were split after World War One, and both have Arab and Kurdish communities.
First published July 17 2013, 6:36 AM