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Some Weapons at Russia School Were Stolen

Russia’s chief prosecutor said some of the weapons used by the militants behind the hostage-taking at a southern Russian school were obtained in a series of attacks on police posts in June. Prosecutor General Vladimir Ustinov’s comments, made in an interview published Thursday in the Kremlin-backed newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta, offered further evidence that the hostage-taking at School No. 1 in Beslan may have been organized by notorious Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev. Hundreds of fighters mounted a series of brazen, coordinated raids on police posts in Ingushetia in June, killing 88. The province borders both war-ravaged Chechnya and North Ossetia, where Beslan is located.Full Story

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