Fri, 21 Feb 2020

YEREVAN -- Georgi Kutoyan, the former head of Armenia's National Security Service (NSS), has been found dead in a Yerevan apartment, officials say.

A spokeswoman for the Investigations Committee said that Kutoyan's body was found with a gunshot wound in an apartment in a residential area north of the city center on January 17.

A team of investigators were at the scene, it said, giving no further details.

Kutoyan, 38, served as NSS director from 2016 to 2018.

Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Republished with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036

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