Tennessee jury convicts members of Kurdish gang

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A jury convicted two Nashville brothers who are members of the Kurdish Pride gang in the attempted murder of an accused drug dealer.

Ako and Aso Nejad were found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder of an accused drug dealer who they thought had robbed them.

Ako Nejad was also convicted of attempted second-degree murder for firing at a Metro Parks police officer who disrupted their attempted murder in Edwin Warner Park in August 2006.

Their arrest last year, along with other serious crimes linked to the gang, drew negative attention to Nashville's Kurdish community, which is estimated to be about 10,000 strong.

They will be sentenced in September.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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