Armenia standoff over: Members of armed group lay down arms

Public Radio of Armenia – 31/07

The Armenian National Security Service (NSS) has announced that the anti-terrorist operation of July 30-31 targeted at liberation of the premises of the Patrol-Guard Service of RA Police is over.

Due to the consistent and coordinated actions, the authorized law-enforcement bodies have forced the armed group to lay down arms and surrender to the authorities. According to NSS, 20 members of the group have been arrested. The police station has been liberated.

Member of the “Sasna Tsrer” group Varuzhan Avetisyan had earlier told 1in.am about their intention to surrender to avoid further bloodshed.