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‘I did not know plan’, claims sole survivor of Beslan gang

The sole survivor of the gang of armed militants who carried out the Beslan school siege went on trial amid tight security in southern Russia yesterday. More than 330 people died in the siege after the group stormed the school on September 1 last year, taking about 1,100 children, parents and teachers hostage and holding them in a gymnasium rigged with explosives. Nurpashi Kulayev, 24, a carpenter from Chechnya, was found cowering under a truck after the standoff ended in a series of huge blasts and a firefight between security forces and the militants. He admits being part of the gang but claims he did not fire his weapon at people and thought their plan was to hold up a military checkpoint.Full Story

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