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Islamic Terrorists from Chechnia hold up hundreds of Russian school kids hostage

Logic And Sanity (www.logicandsanity.com) has current information on how Islamic terrorists from Chechnia have taken over a school in Russia and are holding hundreds of kids, teachers and parents hostage:

Russian Parents worry as Islamic Terrorists hold their children hostage

Chechen terrorists (male and female) have seized school #1 in Beslan, North Osetia. They are holding 600 students, parents and teachers. They demand the release of 27 [Islamic] terrorists who were recently arrested in a raid in Ingushetia.

Terrorists have mined the area around the school, and reportedly the female terrorists are wearing suicide belts. Terrorists have announced, via a loudspeaker, that they will kill 20 students for each terrorist killed by the police. They have also made the students stand in order to prevent the police from shooting at the windows. [...] School #1 has a capacity of 895 students and 59 teachers. [...]

21 year old Kazik brought his sister to school. He tells the journalist what he witnessed. Around 9 am, an old truck pulled up and about 20 heavily armed terrorists dressed in black and wear black masks and 4 women with bomb belts came out.

Children started to run. Those who were standing closest to the street were able to make it out. Terorrists starting pushing others towards the building, and throwing some children through windows (inside the building)(!!!).

And elderly woman was shot, and a girl who looked like an 11th grader was shot in the back. She died on the spot. Kazik's sister is still a hostage.

Soldiers are saying that terorrists are getting bold. They are looking outside the windows, laughing, and seems like they are speaking arabic amongst themselves. They are also yelling in Russian for the authorities to release terorrists who were recently arrested in Ingushetia.

Sidenote: North Osetians are not ethnically russian, but are mountain people like the Chechens. They are, however, mostly Christian Orthodox.

The "Logic And Sanity" site is constantly translating from Russian sources, this is information you won't find in the mainstream media for a while.

After the barbaric attacks of 9/11/2001 by Islamic mass murderers from Al-Qaeda against the United States that resulted in almost 3,000 people being killed, a good friend of mine sent me a link to a story.

The story tried to show and understand "why they hate us" ("they" being the Islamic mass murdering freaks). The story basically blamed Islamic violence, racism, and hatred on Israel.

Islamic mass murderers from Chechnia have nothing to do with Israel. The massacres of Bali, Russia, Kashmir and Spain by Islamic terrorists have nothing to do with Israel. They do have one common denominator: a racist, intolerant, fascists Islamic ideology whose only purpose is to murder anyone who's different from them.

Update 9/3/2004: The Islamic mass murderers have killed dozens of hostages, including many kids. I'll update this entry once more information is available.

I copy more information on the school takeover below; found the link on the excellent LGF.

School seized in Russia
Logic & Sanity, 9/1/2004, Link

gazeta.ru:

Chechen terrorists (male and female) have seized school #1 in Beslan, North Osetia.
They are holding 600 students, parents and teachers.
They demand the release of 27 terrorists who were recently arrested in
a raid in Ingushetia. Terrorists have mined the area around the school, and reportedly the female terrorists are wearing suicide belts. Terrorists have announced, via a loudspeaker, that they will kill 20 students for each terrorist killed by the police. They have also made the students stand in order to prevent the police from shooting at the windows.
About the school. School #1 has a capacity of 895 students
and 59 teachers.

I will keep updating from various russian wires every 5-15 minutes.

UPDATES

gazeta.ru

The republic of Osetia has ordered all schools closed. By the way, september 1st is the first day of the school year in Russia.

Zakaev has denied that Maskhadov is responsible for this act.

An explosion was heard inside the school (about 2 hours ago).

kp.ru is quoting North Osetia's minister of interior as saying that there are 300-400 hostages.

newsru.com:

There seems to be a fire somewhere inside the school. Several single gun shots and a shot from a grenade launcher was heard a few minutes prior. Terrorists have also shot from grenade launcher at an armoured personnel carrier. Nobody inside was wounded.

Somewhat related news - airline KrasAir flight flying from Sherm el Sheikh, Egypt to Moscow has been delayed for 2 hours, after the crew and passengers refused to fly out, when the Egyptians put two Chechen women on the plane at the last minute. The crew claimed that the women acted suspiciously and locked themselves in the bathroom as soon as they entered the plane.

The women were forced to leave the plane.

newsru.com

Details... ~50 children managed to escape at the time of seizure. 11 students and 4 adults hid in the boiler room (from where they were safely led out by the police). Later on, 2 girls managed to escape. They report that the terrorists are acting very aggresively and are scaring the children. One of the terrorists is wounded. The hostages are being kept in the school's gymnasium. The number of hostages mentioned here is 500+. Terrorists have mined the area around the school.
There are about 25 terrorists, 4 of them are women with bomb belts, and they also have 2 dogs.

voina.ru

Ok, this is scary, but voina.ru is reporting that all nuclear installations in Russia are now being re enforced with troops. No more specifics are given.

lenta.ru

FSB has established contact and is negotiating with the terrorists. The negotations are "tough".

voina.ru
Suicide bomber that brought down one of the russian planes last week and yesterday's suicide bomber in Moscow are sisters????

gazeta.ru

Authorities are ready to provide food and water for the hostages if the terrorists allow it.

kp.ru

Moscow is requesting an emergency meeting of the Security Council.

kp.ru

21 year old Kazik brought his sister to school. He tells the journalist what he witnessed.

Around 9 am, an old truck pulled up and about 20 heavily armed terrorists dressed in black and wear black masks and 4 women with bomb belts came out.
Children started to run. Those who were standing closest to the street were able to make it out. Terorrists starting pushing others towards the building, and throwing some children through windows (inside the building)(!!!).

And elderly woman was shot, and a girl who looked like an 11th grader was shot in the back. She died on the spot.

Kazik's sister is still a hostage.

Soldiers are saying that terorrists are getting bold. They are looking outside the windows, laughing, and seems like they are speaking arabic amongst themselves. They are also yelling in Russian for the authorities to release terorrists who were recently arrested in Ingushetia.

Sidenote: North Osetians are not ethnically russian, but are mountain people like the Chechens. They are, however, mostly Christian Orthodox.

gazeta.ru

#1 - main building
#2 - main entrance
#3 - court yard (where it all began)
#4 - gym (where the hostages are kept)
#5 - facade
#6 - emergency exit
#7 - boiler room
#8 - sport complex
#9 - stadium

Among the dead is Ruslan Fraev - brother of Soslan Fraev who was an European wrestling champion in 1994

gazeta.ru

Correspondent from RTR is saying that children are treated well, they are allowed to use the bathroom and are given drinking water.
Children are being kept separate from the adult hostages, however.

utro.ru

Inconsistent information is coming out. FSB are talking with terrorists. One source is saying that FSB came in contact with them after they got the phone # on a piece of paper, others say that FSB gave the terrorists 2 radios. Officials are trying to estimate the number of hostages. Some are saying 120-300.

NY Times:

The man who answered the phone at the school said he represented the Second Group of Salakhin Riadus Shakhidi, a rebel contingent believed to be headed by Chechnya's most notorious rebel commander, Shamil Basayev.

rian.ru

The principal of the school and some teachers are in need of diabetes medicine.

The terrorists are still not accepting food and supplies for the hostages.

utro.ru

Apparently the terrorists are not allowing food/medication to be brought in for fear of them containing psychotropic drugs.

rbc.ru

I've reported before that the terrorists mined the area around the school, but rbc.ru is now saying that the gym, where the terorrists are holding the hostages, is rigged with explosives as well.

newsru.com

newsru.com reminds us that on June 17th, Basayev has threatened Russia with new terorrist acts. He even mentioned Salakhin Riadus Shakhidi, the group that has taken the responspibility for today's hostage taking, by name.

According to utro.ruis reporting that Salakhin Riadus Shakhidi was added to the US State Department's terrorist list on February 28, 2003.

utro.ru is promising an update, from their man on the ground in Beslan, shortly

Posted by David Melle at September 01, 2004 03:47 PM
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