Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   26 April

Armenian PM extends condolences over Utrecht shooting


YEREVAN, MARCH 19, ARMENPRESS. Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan extended condolences over the armed attack in the Dutch city of Utrecht, reports Armenpress.

“I am shocked by the attack in Utrecht. Armenia stands by the side of the friendly Netherlands and its people. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families”, Pashinyan said on Twitter.

A man has been arrested after three people were killed and five wounded, some seriously, in a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, BBC reported. Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old Turkish man, was found several hours after the attack in a building about two miles (3km) from the scene. Authorities said the attacker's motive was unclear. The incident sparked a city-wide manhunt and the closure of schools.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan




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