Iraqi officials say five people have been killed in a tribal dispute linked to a wedding in Baghdad.
Police said the couple got married on Friday without permission from the bride’s family, prompting her cousins to attack the groom’s house at dawn on Saturday.
The couple escaped unharmed, but three members of the groom’s family and two of the bride’s were killed in the fighting in Baghdad’s Shiite-dominated Zafaraniyah neighbourhood.
A medic at a nearby hospital confirmed the casualties.
Laws in some Iraqi tribes require relatives’ permission before a woman can marry. If any cousins reject the suitor, the woman must refuse the proposal.