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One police officer killed, two injured in operation to release hostages in Yerevan

One police officer has been killed, two wounded during a special police operation to release hostages kept at a police station in Erebuni community of Yerevan, Armenia. The police station was attacked early in the morning today by armed opposition activists, supporters of radical oppositionist Jirair Sefilyan, the National Security Service of Armenia informs.

The service says two hostages are freed. “The Armenian law enforcers do fully control the situation and are taking all necessary measure to finally resolve it,” the statement says.

EADaily’s correspondent informs that several people were detained in the Khorenatsi Street cordoned off by the police in Erebuni.

The armed attack on the police station in Erebuni was carried out by members of non-system opposition organization called the Founding Parliament. Spokesman for the organization Varuzhan Avetisyan said it was a military coup. He announced they were urging change of power in Armenia and release of their leader Jirair Sefilyan who was detained under suspicion of arms trafficking. All roads to Erebuni were closed, police forces pulled to the scene.

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