Officers detain a supporter of the armed group holding a police station in Yerevan.
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Armed men, holed up at a police station in Armenia's capital Yerevan, took several doctors hostage Wednesday, ratcheting up tension in their 10-day-old standoff with security forces.The group of 30 gunmen seized the police station on July 17, killing a police officer, wounding two others and taking nine officers hostage.One policeman and four gunmen were wounded in a shootout Wednesday before dawn, police said. An officer and two gunmen were taken to hospital, while two wounded gunmen stayed at the police station.The gunmen said the doctors had been asked to stay rather than taken hostage.
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