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Russia's worst terrorist attacks

October 21, 2013, 20:47 UTC+3

Chronicles 2002-2011

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 May 9, 2002. A roadside bomb blast in Kaspiysk, Dagestan. The explosive device went off during a festive military march-past and civil procession. Forty five people, including 12 children, were killed and 170 others were injured.


October 23-October 26, 2002. The Moscow Theater Hostage Crisis. The building of a local community center in Dubrovka Street was seized by an armed group of 40 terrorists while the popular musical Nord-Ost was on inside. The attackers took 912 hostages, including women and children. The building was stormed after nearly there days of dramatic talks. The terrorists were eliminated and the surviving hostages set free. The attack claimed 130 lives.


 Photo ITAR-TASS/ Anton Denisov


< Photo ITAR-TASS/ Anton Denisov


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Konstantin Kizhel

February 6, 2004. A bomb exploded during the morning rush-hour inside a train on the green (Zamoskvoretskaya) Moscow metro line between the Avtozavodskaya and Paveletskaya stations. A strong fire in the tunnel followed. The bomb blast killed 41 passengers and over 130 others injured.


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Vitaly Belousov


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Fedor Savintsev 


September 1, 2004. A group of terrorists seized school N. 1 in a tiny North Ossetian town of Beslan to take 1,200 hostages. A total of 334 people, including 186 children would be killed on site or die of wounds later. A total of 126 former hostages, including 70 children, suffer lifetime disability.


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Sergei Uzakov


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Sergei Uzakov


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Grigory Sysoev


 October 13, 2005. At about 09:20 Moscow time twelve groups of militants mounted attacks in Nalchik on the buildings of the local police force, the federal security service FSB, anti-terrorist T-center and local border guard garrison during the morning roll-call. The attacks were beaten back, 87 militants were killed, and 50 others detained. Twelve civilians and 35 police and security personnel were killed. A hundred people, including 85 law enforcers, were injured.


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Valery Matytsyn


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Valery Matytsyn


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Valery Matytsyn

August 21, 2006. An explosion at Moscow’s Cherkozovo outdoor bazaar. The explosion killed 14 and injured 61.


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Vitaly Belousov


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Vitaly Belousov

 November 22, 2009. Two bombs, planted under the rail track at the 284th kilometer of the Moscow-St. Petersburg railway went off under the Nevsky Express late night train. The terrorist attack killed 27 passengers and injured 150.


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Vadim Zhernov


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Vadim Zhernov

 March 29, 2010. Two women suicide bombers set off caseless explosive devices during the rush hour at two stations of the Moscow metro’s Sokolniki red line. The two explosions killed 40 and left 140 others injured.


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Vladimir Astapkovich


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Denis Abramov


Photo ITAR-TASS/ Denis Abramov

January 24, 2011. A terrorist set off a makeshift explosive device attached to his belt inside the international arrivals lounge of Moscow’s Domodedovo airport. Thirty seven died and 172 were injured.


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