Bride, Groom Among 44 Killed In Wedding Attack

Turkey's Interior Minister says security forces have detained eight suspected gunmen following an attack on a wedding ceremony that killed 44 people, including the bride and groom.

Officials say masked assailants attacked the ceremony in southeastern Turkey with automatic weapons, and six other people were wounded.

Two girls survived after the bodies of slain friends fell on top of them.

Officials initially said 45 people died but later corrected the total.

Officials say the attack appears to be the result of a blood feud and not a terrorist action. Blood feuds are common among families in the region where tribal ties and rivalries sometimes eclipse the power of the state.

Six children are reported among the dead.


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