Wednesday, September 01, 2004

BBC: Armed Attackers Hold School Hostage In Russia

This from the BBC Guess who these people are?--Islamists. Taking over a school full of children--and all our media can do is whine about Abu Ghraib --- we are in a war against pure evil and it is time to wipe them out


At least 200 pupils and some parents and teachers are being held hostage in southern Russia after a school was seized by masked and armed attackers.
At least 17 men and women, some wearing explosive belts, entered the school in Beslan, North Ossetia, officials said.

They are believed to have laid mines and trip wires, threatening to blow up the school if stormed by police.

According to Russia's Itar-Tass news agency they are demanding the release of fighters in neighbouring Ingushetia.

The same unconfirmed report says they have demanded talks with local politicians and a negotiator involved at the time of the siege of a Moscow theatre in 2002.

The hostage-taking comes amid heightened security in Russia after a suspected suicide bomb attack in Moscow on Tuesday night and the bombing of two passenger planes last week.

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