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TEHRAN, (Reuters) – A father and two sons shot dead 11 of their relatives and wounded six more in a family feud in the southern Iranian city of Jahrom, a judiciary official said on Saturday.

Alimohammad Afsaneh, in his 40s, and his two sons, aged 17 and 20, burst into a garden where their relatives were gathering on Friday afternoon and opened fire with assault rifles, said the official who declined to be named.

“They killed two of (Afsaneh’s) brothers, a sister of his and other members of their family. Altogether 11 people were killed,” he said.

“The motive was a long-standing family dispute over money and debts,” he added.

The official said Afsaneh was still on the run but his sons had given themselves up.

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