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One of the gunmen locked in a protracted stand-off in a police station in the Armenian capital Yerevan shot an officer dead on Saturday, a police spokesman said. "A sniper opened fire from inside the police station and killed a police officer ... who was sitting in a car parked 350-400 metres (yards) away," Ashot Aharonyan wrote on Facebook. It comes after Armenia's security services issued an ultimatum to the gunmen, in a bid to resolve the lengthy hostage crisis after dozens were hurt in overnight clashes.
Belgian authorities charged a man on Saturday with attempting to commit "terrorist murder" after police uncovered an alleged plot to launch an attack in Belgium. An investigating judge charged Nourredine H., 33, with attempting to commit terrorist murder and taking part in the activities of a terrorist group, the federal prosecutor's office said. The prosecutor's office said there was for now no connection with the bombings on March 22 at Brussels airport and a metro station near the European Union headquarters that left 32 people dead.