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11 Aug 2018

Albania: Police hunt for man who killed eight relatives

A man who shot dead eight of his relatives, including two children, remains on the run and is armed and "dangerous", Albanian police said.

Ridvan Zykaj, 24, shot dead eight persons from two Zykaj families in Resulaj village, 90km south of the capital Tirana.

The victims include Zykaj's great uncle, his sons, and extended family.

The suspect's parents were being questioned.

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Albania: Man kills eight of his relatives
The motive behind the crime is still unclear


The motive behind the crime is still unclear

Police published a photo of the man and asked the public to come forward with any information, warning however that the fugitive "is dangerous" and "should be avoided if seen".

Local media reported that large police forces have been searching the area.

According to the News24 private television channel, among those killed were a nine-year-old child, a teenage girl, and three women.

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