Seven members of Kurdish family murdered in Turkey after threats Aug 01, 2021 0 29 12345 Istanbul: Seven members of a Kurdish family were murdered on Friday evening in the Turkish region of Central Anatolia, following a series of racist threats. Attackers broke into the family’s home in the city of Konya and shot seven people aged between 35 and 65. The assailants then started a fire, news agency DHA reported. Ten suspects were subsequently arrested, but no information has yet been released.Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, who called the crime “cruel” on Saturday, said the murders were carried out due to an 11-year family feud and were not committed with a racial motive. However, human rights lawyer Eren Keskin tweeted that the family had been subject to racist attacks in the past, adding that some members of the family were seriously injured in an earlier attack in May. At the time, the family told the media that their neighbours had threatened them, saying that they would not tolerate Kurds. (dpa) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Afghan fighting escalates as Taliban tries to capture major cities Aug 01, 2021 0 394 Israel criticizes Iran after deadly attack on tanker ship near Oman Aug 01, 2021 0 353 Turkish emergency forces battle wildfires Aug 01, 2021 0 32 Indian forces kill top militant behind Kashmir bombing dpa Srinagar, Kashmir A key suspect in a 2019 bombing that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitary forces in Indian-administered Kashmir was shot dead by security forces on Saturday, officials said. Mohammad Ismal Alvi .. 20 killed, 18 wounded in two traffic accidents in eastern Afghanistan Kabul: At least 20 people were killed in two traffic accidents in the past 12 hours in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Saturday. The incidents occurred in the Qarghahi district of the .. Major Libya route connecting east and west reopens after warring sides agree Benghazi: A major road linking eastern and western Libya has officially reopened after the step was approved by the country’s warring sides. In June, Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibeh declared the .. Several dead following attack on funeral service in Iraq’s Yathrib Baghdad: Several people were killed in an attack on a funeral service in Yathrib, in Iraq, according to INA state news agency, citing security sources. Witnesses said 13 people had died and at least 50 were injured. ..