Soldier Shoots Two of His Mates

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–On April 16–at about 6 p.m.–at military unit near Vayots Dzor–private Arman Beglarian deserted the combat dispositions without leave and opened random fire on the soldiers who were resting at the blindage after the shift.

As a result–private Yeprem Bazeyan died on the spot–and junior sergeant Tigran Tserunian died later at the hospital in the town of Vaik.

Private Kyaram Mamoyan–who was near Beglarian at that moment–managed to disarm him. Thereafter–Beglarian ran from the scene. The Military Police announced search for Beglarian.

Criminal proceedings have been initiated in connection with the incident. Minister of Defense Vazgen Sargssian–Military Procurator Gagik Jangirian and a group of doctors of the Central Military Hospital headed by Chief of the Department Lieutenant-Colonel Nazaretian left for the scene of the shooting.

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