Bridegroom Firing AK-47 Kills Own Father

Turkish man arrested after losing control of weapon
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 8, 2010 3:46 PM CDT
Iraqi policemen stand guard with their AK-47 assault rifles, July 26, 2007, in Karbala, Iraq.   (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

(Newser) – A Turkish man has been arrested after firing an AK-47 to celebrate his wedding and accidentally killing his father and two aunts. Celebratory gunshots are a tradition the Turkish government has tried and failed to stamp out, notes the BBC. The bridegroom lost control of the automatic assault rifle and fired on the wedding guests; besides the relatives he killed, eight people were injured. For more on the dangers of firearms at weddings, click here.

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