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5 Charged in Attack on Karabakh Leader

March 28, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

Prosecutors in the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh charged five men with the attempted assassination of its president, Arkady Gukasyan, who was seriously wounded by gunmen Wednesday. Prosecutors said all five have links to Samvel Babyan, a former defense minister of the separatist enclave in Azerbaijan who was fired last year after a dispute with Gukasyan. The five have admitted their involvement, prosecutors said.

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