Many die in Turkey wedding attack 土耳其婚礼遭袭击,多人伤亡
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At least 44 people have been killed in an attack on a wedding party in south-eastern Turkey, officials say.



Mask-wearing assailants(攻击者) opened fire with automatic rifles and grenades, officials in Mardin province said.

Local media reported wedding guests included members of a militia1(义勇军,自卫军) who help troops to fight Kurdish rebels - though officials did not confirm the claims.

Other reports suggested that the deaths were a result of a fight between families of the bride and groom2.

The BBC's David O'Byrne in Istanbul says six children appear to be among those killed in the attack, in the village of Bilge Koyu about 20km (12 miles) from the city of Mardin.

One relative who took the body of his nephew to a hospital said the site of the attack was horrifying3.

"You could not believe your eyes," Ahmet Can told Channel 24.

Ferhat Ozen, deputy governor of Mardin province, said the assailants stormed into a house where wedding guests had been assembled, firing automatic rifles and throwing hand grenades(手榴弹).

Paramilitary police were sent to the village to pursue the attackers, he said.

Officials have said the attack was not terrorism-related, which our correspondent says would appear to rule out an attack by rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Kurdish rebels have been battling for more autonomy(自治) since 1984 in the south of Turkey - an insurgency4(起义) which as claimed more than 40,000 lives.

Our correspondent says the region is also one where tribal5(部落的,种族的) and family loyalties6 also run deep.


1 militia 375zN     
  • First came the PLA men,then the people's militia.人民解放军走在前面,其次是民兵。
  • There's a building guarded by the local militia at the corner of the street.街道拐角处有一幢由当地民兵团守卫的大楼。
2 groom 0fHxW     
  • His father was a groom.他父亲曾是个马夫。
  • George was already being groomed for the top job.为承担这份高级工作,乔治已在接受专门的培训。
3 horrifying 6rezZ3     
  • He went to great pains to show how horrifying the war was. 他极力指出战争是多么的恐怖。
  • The possibility of war is too horrifying to contemplate. 战争的可能性太可怕了,真不堪细想。
4 insurgency dqdzEb     
  • And as in China, unrest and even insurgency are widespread. 而在中国,动乱甚至暴乱都普遍存在。 来自互联网
  • Dr Zyphur is part an insurgency against this idea. 塞弗博士是这一观点逆流的一部分。 来自互联网
5 tribal ifwzzw     
  • He became skilled in several tribal lingoes.他精通几种部族的语言。
  • The country was torn apart by fierce tribal hostilities.那个国家被部落间的激烈冲突弄得四分五裂。
6 loyalties 2f3b4e6172c75e623efd1abe10d2319d     
n.忠诚( loyalty的名词复数 );忠心;忠于…感情;要忠于…的强烈感情
  • an intricate network of loyalties and relationships 忠诚与义气构成的盘根错节的网络
  • Rows with one's in-laws often create divided loyalties. 与姻亲之间的矛盾常常让人两面为难。 来自《简明英汉词典》