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Stray bullet kills man after Eid prayers in NW Turkey

08-20-2012 11:35 BJT

ANKARA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- A 32-year-old man died after being hit by a stray bullet fired at the courtyard of a mosque after Eid prayers on Sunday in the province of Tekirdag in northwestern Turkey, local newspaper Today's Zaman reported on its website.

Murat Serdar was hit in the head when he was exchanging Eid greetings with the conglomerate after performing Eid prayers in the Karadeniz Mosque, according to the report.

The bullet was reportedly fired by 40-year-old Turhan Samast, who surrendered to the police hours after the incident, the report said, adding that he told the police that it was an accident and he was regretful.

Samast is allegedly the cousin of Ogun Samast, the convicted killer of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink who was shot dead in 2009.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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