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Six die in Turkey village attack

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Three men have opened fire in a village in eastern Turkey, killing six people and wounding seven others.

The assailants, reportedly a man and his two sons, walked through a village firing shotguns at random at their neighbours, the local governor said.

He said the motive was not clear, but that the men had previously threatened to kill the residents of the village, Karaali, in Elazig province.

All three men fled after the attack, but their family is being questioned.

Governor Muammer Musmal said investigators had been informed that the assailants had "some psychological problems".

In May, gunmen opened fire at a wedding party in south-east Turkey, killing 44 people, including the bride, the groom and six children.

The attack was the result of a long-running feud between two families, officials said. Several of those charged with the murders were members of an officially-sanctioned militia, the Village Guards.



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