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Armenia: gunmen storm police station in Yerevan

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By Euronews
Armenia: gunmen storm police station in Yerevan

<p>In Armenia, gunmen have seized a police station in the capital Yerevan taking hostages, including the country’s police chief. </p> <p>At least one person has reportedly been killed and several wounded.</p> <p>The armed group has demanded the release of political prisoners. <br /> That includes Jirair Sefilian, who has strongly criticised Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, notably over his handling of the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.</p> <p>Security services have said negotiations with the armed group, which calls itself the Daredevils of Sassoun, are underway, while the police station remains under siege. </p> <p>Releasing an online video the group also demanded Armenians take to the streets.</p>