Sunday, July 17, 2016

An Armed Group Has Seized The Police HQ In The Armenian Capital

RT: 1 killed as armed group seizes police HQ in Armenian capital, demands release of opposition head

One person has been killed and at least two wounded as an armed group seized the headquarters of the police and interior troops in Yerevan, Armenia. Several hostages have been taken.

The broadcaster that first reported the news hasn’t identified the victims of the attack, but other media outlets stated later that the local police chief, Valery Osipyan, is being held hostage.

Troops have been dispatched to the building, and the head of the country’s security forces, Vladimir Gasparyan, is on the scene as well.

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More News On The Armed Stand-Off In The Armenian Capital

Opposition group seizes police regiment in Yerevan, demands authorities’ resignation -- TASS
Armenia police station stormed in Yerevan with hostages taken -- BBC
Armed men in Armenia seize police station, demand politicians' release -- Reuters
1 dead, hostages taken in attack on Armenian police station -- AP
Armenian opposition group takes hostages in Yerevan police building -- AFP
Armenia hostages: Armed men storm police station in capital city -- The Independent
One Dead As Armed Men Storm Yerevan Police Station, Take Hostages -- RFE
Armed men seize police station, hostages in Armenia, reports say -- USA Today
Now fears of coup in Armenia as armed men storm police station and take hostages as they demand opposition leader's release -- Daily Mail
Armed group seizes police building, takes hostages in Armenia capital -- DW
Armenia: Armed men seize Yerevan police station -- Al Jazeera
Security Services Quash Armenia Coup Rumours -- SKY News

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