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Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential Residence attacked by gunmen, suspects in custody

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Nagorno-Karabakh Presidential Residence attacked by gunmen, suspects in custody

STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 28, ARMENPRESS. Two suspects are in custody in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) after local law enforcement agencies launched a manhunt in the early hours Monday to apprehend the gunmen who attacked the Presidential Residence in Stepanakert.

Police said officers responded to a shots fired call at 03:05, August 28 to the Presidential Residence.

Two suspects aged 40 and 42, residents of Stepanakert, were taken into custody from Martuni Street by a quick reaction police task force.

Police said the suspects were intoxicated.

In a statement, Nagorno-Karabakh police said the gunmen had plotted the shooting, and fired shots in the direction of the building of the Presidential Residence and the on-duty security guards.

The Investigative Committee of Nagorno-Karabakh has launched a criminal case.

“Police officers revealed that around 03:00 on August 28, acting in conspiracy, and under the influence of alcohol, the suspects went to the Presidential Residence and fired shots in the direction of the building and the on-duty security employees,” police said.

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