Armenian gunmen 'freed all hostages' in lengthy stand-off

Armenian police block a street to Erebuni police station, which had been seized by gunmen supporting fringe jailed opposition leader Zhirair Sefilyan, in Yerevan on July 31, 2016Gunmen locked in a lengthy stand-off with police in Armenia have released their last two hostages, an official said Sunday, after a fresh night of protests shook the capital Yerevan. “Two medics who were the remaining hostages left the seized building yesterday evening,” said health ministry spokeswoman Anahit Haytayan. Armenia has been plunged into turmoil since a group of armed men seized a police compound in Yerevan on July 17, demanding the release of opposition figure Zhirair Sefilyan.

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