Five Islamic State fighters killed in clash at Syrian border:Turkish PM’s office
Fighters of Islamic State - REUTERS/Yaser Al-Khodor

ANKARA: Five members of Islamic State were killed during an exchange of fire with Turkish soldiers on Thursday, sources at Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s office said on Friday.

Hours after the incident, in which one Turkish soldier was also killed, Turkish fighter jets struck Islamic State targets inside Syria, Turkey’s first air strikes against the militants. The army said on Thursday that one militant had been killed in the clash.

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