Foreign Secretary William Hague has condemned a Syrian mortar attack on a Turkish village that left five people dead, including a mother and three of her children.
Mr Hague said the cross-border shelling by Bashar al-Assad's regime was an "outrageous attack" and that the incident was a stark reminder of the deteriorating situation in Syria.
Speaking after the violence, the Foreign Secretary said: "I condemn the violence from the Syrian regime which has led to the deaths of a number of Turkish citizens, including a mother and her children.
"This was an outrageous act. We demand that the Syrian regime avoid any repetition of today's incident on the border with Turkey."
More top news
David Cameron will say the Tories are the party of the "grafters, roofers, retailers and plumbers" as he set out plans to help small firms
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg will say his party are fighting '60 Eastleighs' on the campaign trail in the Hampshire constituency today.
The late Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride has been nominated for a British Soap Award.