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Rocket attack hits touristy Antalya region

Multiple rockets have destroyed a fish restaurant in Turkey's coastal resort region of Antalya. No casualties have been reported in the rare daylight attack along the Mediterranean coastline.

Early reports Friday suggest up to three rockets fired by unknown assailants hit a roadside fish stall in the resort town of Kemer, the private Dogan news agency said.

No one was wounded or killed, and it's unclear why a restaurant would be targeted. The rockets appeared to have come from the mountainous highlands above the harbor.

One working theory is that a nearby tanker ship moored on the dock could have been the intended target.

The Antalya region is one of Turkey's most popular tourist destinations, although numbers have plunged this year as repeated attacks in the country have kept visitors away. Even so, Antalya is usually seen as one of the most stable and safe regions, although it has on occasion seen minor roadside attacks blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

jar/kl (AFP, Reuters)

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