As reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to the head of the press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Armenia Ashot Aharonyan fire on the police opened the entrenched supporters of opposition leader Zhirayr Sefilyan. As a result, one police officer killed.
In your account in Facebook Aharonyan said that the deceased policeman was in the car in the 350-400 m from the building.
Edition PanArmenian reports that before the shooting to the occupied buildings were tightened additional police forces, including several armored vehicles.
Earlier, the national security Service (NSS) of Armenia issued an ultimatum to armed group. Its members offered to lay down their arms and surrender. In case of failure of the secret service threatened to open fire without warning and neutralize any armed person.
On the eve of in Yerevan that the police suppressed the protest and dispersed the demonstrators in the area of the occupied buildings. Among those arrested were including Deputy Chairman of the opposition Heritage party Armen Martirosyan placed in a temporary detention facility.
Members of the armed group “Sasna tsrer” seized office of the patrol service of Yerevan in the morning of July 17. The incident killed one police officer and six law enforcement officers were injured. Initially, the attackers demanded the release from prison of a party to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh Zhirayr Sefilyan, who is suspected in illegal acquisition and possession of weapons. Later they said the demand of resignation of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.