Thursday, September 02, 2004

Bloodbath fear as Chechen suicide bombers hold 130 children hostage

Time for the HAMA or Carthagenian Solution for the Muslims in Chechnya?

By Julius Strauss in Moscow

Russia was braced for a bloodbath last night after terrorists with Kalashnikov assault rifles and suicide bomb belts stormed a school and took up to 400 hostages, at least 130 of them children.

Soldier helping a girl away from the scene at the school in Beslan
The attackers, thought to number about 17 and be Chechens or their allies, struck as children lined up for the first day of the school year at Beslan, in the republic of Northern Ossetia, about 40 miles from the border with Chechnya.

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