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Armenia: Armed Group Seizes Police Station In Capital, Holds Hostages

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An armed group seized a police station in Armenia’s capital Yerevan, killing one person and wounding at least three others.

According to new reports, at least six hostages were being held by the attackers.

PanArmenian.net is reporting that, “As of 5:00 pm (local time), Sunday, July 17, an armed group was still holding several policemen hostage,” citing Armenia’s National Statistical Service said.

According to PanArmenian.net, state authorities have urged the gunmen “to refrain from steps that would threaten the lives of people, release the hostages, lay down arms and surrender to the authorities.”

The special forces remain in a state of operational readiness at the scene, the NSS said, although no command for an attack or any other activity has been given to them, PanArmenian.net said.

RT is reporting the local police chief, Valery Osipyan, is among the hostages.


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