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Russia Arrests 2 More Policemen as Crackdown Grows

Two policemen were arrested Thursday in the Russian republic of Ingushetia on charges of aiding the Chechen guerrilla leader Shamil Basayev, Russian officials announced. The move appeared to be part of a widening crackdown on corruption and incompetence in the lower ranks of the security services following the Beslan school massacre. This week, three police officers in Beslan were charged with criminal negligence in connection with the school siege in the southern Russian town, which left at least 338 people dead, nearly half of them children. The Russian prosecutor general’s office declined to provide details on the alleged negligence. Full Story

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