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Putin Moves to Strengthen Antiterror Forces in South

The Kremlin reorganized its local security services on Thursday in the region where hundreds of people were killed last week in a school hostage-taking, the first public step in a program of heightened security announced earlier by President Vladimir V. Putin. The minister of transport said that tighter security measures were being prepared for airports and that special “search groups” had already been organized. A week after gunmen took over the school in Beslan, North Ossetia, leading to the deaths of more than 300 people – about half of them children – Mr. Putin moved forward with a hard-line antiterrorism policy that has brought him into public conflict with some Western governments.Full Story

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