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Russia: Beslan marks 15th anniversary of deadly school siege *ARCHIVE*

Russian Federation, Beslan
September 01, 2019 at 04:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

The town of Beslan of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania in Southern Russia is marking the 15th anniversary of the deadly Beslan school siege on Sunday.

On September 1, 2004, militants from the North Caucasus region seized the school and held over 1,000 people captive for three days without food or water.

The siege ended on September 3rd, with some moments captured on video.

The bloodiest terrorist attack in Russia’s history claimed - in official figures – the lives of 186 children, 118 relatives or school guests, 17 teachers, 10 special forces officers, 2 Emergencies Ministry employees and one policeman. The youngest victim was just 2 years old.

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The town of Beslan of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania in Southern Russia is marking the 15th anniversary of the deadly Beslan school siege on Sunday.

On September 1, 2004, militants from the North Caucasus region seized the school and held over 1,000 people captive for three days without food or water.

The siege ended on September 3rd, with some moments captured on video.

The bloodiest terrorist attack in Russia’s history claimed - in official figures – the lives of 186 children, 118 relatives or school guests, 17 teachers, 10 special forces officers, 2 Emergencies Ministry employees and one policeman. The youngest victim was just 2 years old.

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