5 May 2009

Forty-five people were reported to have been killed tonight when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a wedding reception in south-eastern Turkey.

Ahmet Ferhat Ozen, the acting governor of Mardin province, told Reuters that the assailants had stormed a hall in the village of Sultankoy and attacked guests with automatic rifles and hand grenades.

Local media said the families of both the bride and the groom included members of the state-sponsored militia, the Village Guard, which was set up to combat Kurdish separatist guerrillas in the area...CONTINUE
SOURCE: The Guardian


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