YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 20 furnished supporters of an imprisoned resistance pioneer assaulted a police headquarters in Armenia’s capital on Sunday, killing one officer, injuring three and taking a few others prisoner, police said.
The aggressors requested the arrival of Jirair Sefilian, who was captured a month ago, and the resistance bunch rehashed its require the administration to leave.
Police cordoned off the range around the station in Yerevan’s Erebuni area and said arrangements were being led with the attackers for them to surrender themselves and the arrival of the prisoners.
“On the off chance that they don’t listen to our allure, we will kill them, since executioners can’t be managed in whatever other way,” said Armenia’s appointee police boss, Unan Pogosian. “Be that as it may, until further notice we are proceeding with the transactions.”
He said the assailants murdered Col. Artur Vanoyan and shot three other cops, while none of the aggressors was injured.
Their lone interest was the arrival of Sefilian, as indicated by the appointee police boss, who said this was impossible.
A resistance individual from parliament, Nikol Pashinian, who went to the station to meet with the assailants, asked both sides to practice limitation. He said the assailants had battle experience from the war with neighboring Azerbaijan in the 1990s and “don’t plan to withdraw” if the police headquarters is raged.
Political experts contrasted on the reality of the risk postured to the national security of Armenia, a previous Soviet republic in the South Caucasus. Alexander Iskandaryan said it was possibly extremely risky hostages taken in attack on Armenian police station .
“This is totally new, with the presence of equipped individuals why should prepared choose political inquiries,” he said.
Alexander Markarov, be that as it may, said he questioned the assault on the police headquarters would turn into a genuine danger in light of the fact that the attackers needed both assets and open backing.
Sefilian, a pioneer of the resistance bunch Founding Parliament, was captured June 20 and accused of illicit obtaining and ownership of weapons. Specialists said he and his supporters were wanting to seize government structures and the TV transmission tower.
Varuzhan Avetisian, a representative for the gathering, said the assault on the police headquarters was to request the arrival of every single “political detainee” and he approached Armenians to take to the boulevards to compel the legislature to venture down.