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Five killed, 95 injured in fights over candidates

Nearly a hundred people were injured and five peopled were killed yesterday during skirmishes that erupted between various families in small villages over the votes for muhtars, the administrative heads of the village.

Source: Zaman (Turkey), March 30, 2009

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