Masked gunmen with automatic weapons and grenades killed 44 people at an engagement ceremony in southeast Turkey on Monday, the Associated Press reports. The Turkish media reports that the slaughter was the result of a “blood feud” between families in the area, where tribal loyalties are sometimes more powerful than the state. "Citing unidentified authorities, CNN-Turk television said the attack may have occurred because one of the gunmen wanted to marry the engaged woman himself and he opposed the marriage. It said there was a family tie between the assailants and the couple who were killed." Eight gunmen have been arrested.