Defense Ministry Official Killed in Explosion

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–An official in Armenia’s defense ministry’s military industrial complex division was killed late Tuesday evening–after a bomb exploded in his office.

The body of Major Vartan Gnouni–the son of former education minister Vartkes Gnouni–was found in his office following the explosion. The victim was born in 1965. Those who knew him say he was a well-respected professional within the defense ministry.

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