Armenian police attacked ‘Daredevils’, released hostages



Armenian police have successfully attacked an armed group, popularly known as ‘Daredevils of Sassoun’, which seized a police station on July 17 taking several officers hostage.A report says that the police forces have freed some hostages defeating the armed dissident group. The report added that around three members of the group were injured in the police firing.The police forces have clashed with supporters and sympathisers of the dissident force outside the police station, where the dissident group established their authority in the police station demanding the release of the political prisoners including the opposition leader.Around two weeks ago, the armed group stormed into the police station and established their authority in the station, killing a police official, and taking several others hostage.

 Meanwhile, an international agency confirmed that at least sixty people were injured and several others hospitalised after the clashes that erupted on last day between the police forces and rebellion supports.It is said that around three journalists were among those people who were injured during the clashes.Moreover, nearly one-hundred people were detained by the police forces in connection with the siege.Several times, the opposition and ethnic groups have criticised the Armenian government for their way in which they handle the Nagorno-Karabakh issue.Since the end of the soviet rule in 1988, the Nagorno-Karabakh region is witnessing continuous disturbance. The region comprised of several ethnic Armenian populations, which demands a separate state for the ethnic groups

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