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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Aremenian Bear Attack

YEREVAN, Armenia -- A shepherd tending his sheep flock was killed by a bear who apparently left the sheep untouched, regional authorities in Armenia said Thursday.

According to the press service in the Vaiots-Dvor region, the attack on 38-year-old Armen Ayrapetyan took place Wednesday. His body was discovered after relatives became alarmed that his flock returned home in the evening without him.

It was the first attack by a bear on a human in 12 years in Armenia, officials said.