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Ingushetian security officer implicated in Beslan massacre

A former policeman was among at least 30 militants who took more than 1,300 schoolchildren, parents and teachers hostage at a school in southern Russia in September, it was reported yesterday. Russian special forces identified Bashir Pliyev by his fingerprints from among the militants killed during the siege of the school, the daily newspaper Vremya Novosti reported, citing investigators. He was a security officer in the interior ministry of Ingushetia, the republic that borders both Chechnya and North Ossetia, where Beslan is located.Full Story

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