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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:46 PM

Armenia presidential candidate shot in Yerevan

Source: BBC

A candidate in Armenia's presidential elections has been shot and wounded in the capital Yerevan, in what officials believe was an assassination attempt.

The officials say Paruir Airikian was taken to hospital with a gunshot injury to his shoulder. He is reportedly in a stable condition.

Police have sealed off the area and are searching for the gunman.

Mr Airikian, a well-known dissident from the Soviet era, is one of eight people contesting the 18 February poll.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21287734

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kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #1

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:51 PM

1. American gun nutters are salivating at the chance to do this to a liberal candidate.


Or a high ranking elected official.

That's why they are ramping up the Second Amendment Solution rhetoric. Trying to provoke one of their law-abiding gun owner buddies into being not so law-abiding.

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