Armenian opposition group seizes Yerevan police building, takes hostages

Baku, July 17, AZERTAC

An armed group with links to an imprisoned opposition leader seized a police building in Yerevan on Sunday and took hostages, the national security service said, according to AFP.

"A group of armed men entered the premises of a police regiment in Yerevan and is holding hostages under the threat of violence," Armenia's National Security Service said in a statement. One of the gunmen said the hostages included the country's deputy police chief.

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