Armenia: Scores injured in clashes over hostage situation in Yerevan

At least 25 officers and 20 civilians have been wounded in the violence. A police officer was killed when armed men stormed the police station in the Armenian capital on Sunday morning. Police have surrounded the building and are negotiating with the group, who are thought to have taken several people hostage. The protesters are allegedly in support of the hostage takers, and were reportedly calling for food to be delivered to the assailants. Armenia’s deputy police chief General Major Vardan Egiazaryan and Yerevan’s Deputy Chief of Police Valeri Osipyan are believed to be among the hostages. Two hostages were reportedly freed with seven or eight believed to remain inside.

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