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Russian Official Says Beslan Rebels Were Addicts

Forensic analysis of the remains of 31 militants who seized a public school in Beslan last month has determined that all of them were dependent on drugs, a senior law enforcement official said in a statement reported Sunday by Russian news agencies. The official, Nikolai Shepel, the deputy prosecutor general of Russia’s southern federal district, also said blood tests had found very high levels of heroin and morphine among a majority of the attackers who died as the siege ended, “which indicates that they were long-term drug addicts and had been using drugs permanently while preparing for the terrorist attack,” according to the Interfax wire service. “These conclusions help us look at the Beslan tragedy from a new angle,” he said.Full Story

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