Armenia hostage crisis enters third day

Armenian police officers block the streets to Erebuni police station in Yerevan on July 17, 2016, after gunmen seized a police building and hostagesPro-opposition gunmen are holding four police hostage in the Armenian capital Yerevan, officials said Tuesday, two days after they seized a police building, killing one officer and taking several hostages. The gunmen, who captured a large arsenal of police weapons, have so far refused to surrender. The hostages include Armenia’s deputy police chief General Major Vardan Egiazaryan and Yerevan deputy police chief Colonel Valeri Osipyan.

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