Beslan’s 5th anniversary

Russia is marking the fifth anniversary of the Beslan siege in which more than 330 people died after a school was seized by Chechen rebels.The rebels, who held more than 1,000 people hostage, demanded the withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya. The siege ended three days later when security forces stormed the building. Those killed in the ensuing battle included 186 children. Five years on, the people of Beslan are still haunted by what happened there.

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