ARMENIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE INJURED IN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

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Published: 01 February, 2013, 02:02

Breaking news

An Armenian presidential candidate has been shot in the
center of Yerevan, the country's capital, late Thursday. The
64-year-old politician, Paruyr Hayrikyan of the Union for National
Self-Determination party, was taken to hospital with a gun wound.

The gunshot wound in Hayrikyan's chest is considered serious, but not
immediatelly life-threatening. He was taken to the Saint Gregory the
Illuminator medical center.

The candidate was shot near his house on Tpagrichneri Street in the
southeast section of central Yerevan. Police are investigating the
crime scene, but are not commenting on the incident.

Hayrikyan is one of eight candidates running for president in the
Caucasus state's February 18 election. The election campaign was
launched on January 21.