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Armed Attackers Storm Yerevan Police Headquarters


A group of armed men from an opposition group stormed a district police headquarters in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, early on the morning of July 17, the National Security Service (NSS) said in a statement. The NSS said that a police officer was killed and two others were wounded in a shootout. It says the attackers are holding several "hostages" and that "negotiations are under way to release them peacefully." The opposition group Founding Parliament issued a statement demanding the release of the group’s leader Zhirayr Sefilian, who was arrested last month on charges of seeking to overthrow the government by force. (RFE/RL's Armenian Service)


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