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Four rockets fired at airport in southern Turkey

The city of Diyarbakir in Turkey where the attack took place Credit: ITV News

Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at an airport in Turkey's main southeastern city of Diyarbakir in Turkey, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, according to local news agency Dogan.

Initial reports suggest there are no casualties from the attack.

Four rockets were fired at a police checkpoint outside the VIP lounge in the airport, and passengers and staff in the airport were taken inside the terminal building for safety.

Turkish broadcaster NTV said that the rockets landed on wasteland nearby.

The attack comes days after Turkey began a military incursion into Syria aimed at preventing territorial gains by Kurdish fighters, and driving back so-called Islamic State.

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