ISLAMABAD, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan has condemned " reprehensible act of unprovoked cross border shelling" into Turkey by the Syrian forces, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. "The government of Pakistan is deeply saddened on the loss of five innocent Turkish civilians and condemns this reprehensible act of unprovoked cross border shelling," a Foreign Ministry statement said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu telephoned his Pakistani counterpart, Hina Rabbani Khar, Wednesday evening and apprised her of a serious violation of Turkish territory which resulted in the loss of lives of five Turkish citizens during Syrian forces' shelling, the ministry said.
The statement added that Pakistan expresses its full support and solidarity with Turkey in face of this grave incident."We offer our condolences to the families of the deceased and the government of Turkey", it said.
At least five people were killed and 13 others wounded by artillery shells which fell in Turkey's southeastern Sanliurfa province from Syria on Wednesday.
In response to the mortar shelling, Turkey attacked targets in Syria, a statement released by Turkish Foreign Ministry said.