Turkey says fires back after shell from Syria lands in Hatay

ISTANBUL Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:29pm EDT

Syrians walk on the Turkish-Syrian border near the town of Reyhali in Hatay province October 17, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Syrians walk on the Turkish-Syrian border near the town of Reyhali in Hatay province October 17, 2012.

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's armed forces fired back over the border into Syria on Wednesday after a mortar shell shot from Syria landed just inside Turkey's Hatay border province, the provincial governor's office said.

Nobody was killed or wounded by the mortar shell, the statement said. The military had returned fire from a base in the Turkish border town of Hacipasa, it added.

(Reporting by Seltem Iyigun; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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