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People can be seen on the streets during report of an attempted coup in Armenia
People can be seen on the streets during report of an attempted coup in Armenia

Gunman have stormed the police headquarters in Armenia leading to fears of an attempted coup in the country.

One person has reportedly been killed and a number of people wounded after the building in Yerevan was stormed by gunman.

It is also being reported that police chief Valery Osipyan is being held hostage.

Snipers have been seen gathering near the building.

It is thought the gunmen are demanding the release of Armenian opposition figure Jirair Sefilyan.

He was arrested towards the end of June after a plot to seize buildings and telecommunication sites was allegedly uncovered.

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

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