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    Another hostage was freed from a Yerevan police building, the Armenian National Security Service said Monday.

    Policemen block a street after a group of armed men seized a police station along with an unknown number of hostages, according the country's security service, in Yerevan, Armenia, July 17, 2016.
    © REUTERS / Melik Baghdasaryan/Photolure
    YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Armenia's deputy police chief, Unan Pogosyan, said that an armed group has been holding five people hostage in a police building in the capital city of Yerevan since Sunday.

    "As a result of comprehensive measures carried out by law enforcement authorities, including negotiations, another hostage was freed from the seized territory," the service said in a statement.


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