ANKARA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Up to eight people were killed and 35 others wounded in a mortar attack from Syria that hit a Turkish border town on Friday evening, the local governor's office said.
"Eight civilians were killed and 35 others injured in the Nusaybin district by a mortar shell fired from Syria," said the governor's office of Mardin Province amid Turkey's ongoing military incursion in northeastern Syria.
The attack was blamed on the People's Protection Units (YPG), a movement that Turkey considers as the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which was designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the Untied States and the European Union.
On Thursday, semi-official Anadolu news agency reported that at least four people were killed and 70 others injured in Turkish border towns by similar attacks.
Turkey on Wednesday launched Operation Peace Spring on the east side of the Euphrates River in northern Syria.