Young Terrorist Dies in Hospital

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The 17-year-old terrorist–Artyem Minassian–who was seriously wounded by w-enforcement agencies when he held hostage the Yerevan Teachers’ Training Institute–died Tuesday night–December 14 at the Re-animation Department of the Republican First Aid hospital.

According to Senior Forensic Expert of the Ministry of Health Shota Vardanian–medical examinations showed that the patient died from intoxication from the post-surgery peritonitis.

A second operation for the purpose of saving Minassian’s life proved ineffective. His death was timed at 12:10 a.m.

The criminal case initiated in connection with the attempted terrorist act is being investigated by the Yerevan Prosecutor’s Office. The Yerevan Prosecutor reported that Minassian’s friends–Arman Arakian and Vaharshak Varakian–have been detained. They are accused of complicity in the crime.

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