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SE Turkey: 6 killed in armed feud between families

SE Turkey: 6 killed in armed feud between families
Argument escalates into gunfight in rural Diyarbakir, with casualties rushed to nearby emergency rooms

By Sukru Gunduz

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AA) - A gunfight broke out in southeast Turkey between three families on Wednesday, claiming six lives and injuring nine others.

Discord in rural Diyarbakir province exploded when the Tekin family patriarch seized his daughter, who had married a member of the nearby Poyraz family, whose members promptly went to the Tekin home in an attempt to retrieve their bride, according to local witnesses.

Shots rang when argument quickly escalated into gunfire, with members of a third family joining the shootout on the side of the Tekin house.

Six people were killed in the fight, while nine others were injured. Casualties were rushed to local medical facilities.

Security forces arrested one suspect and is searching for another.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

source: News Feed
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