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Major Attacks Linked to Basayev

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By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Monday, July 10, 2006; 9:32 AM

-- Major attacks linked to Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev.

_ Oct. 13, 2005: Gunmen launch a series of attacks on police in Nalchik, capital of the tense Kabardino-Balkariya republic, near Chechnya. Basayev claims credit for planning the attack, in which 139 people were killed, including 94 militants.

_ Sept. 1, 2004: About 30 gunmen seize a school in the southern town of Beslan, and at least 331 civilians die in explosions and gunfire that ended the standoff two days later.

_ Aug. 31: A suicide bomber blows herself up outside a Moscow subway station, killing 10 people.

_ Aug. 24: Two airliners crash nearly simultaneously after taking off from the same Moscow airport, killing 90 people.

_ May 9: A bomb rips through a stadium in the Chechen capital, Grozny, during a Victory Day ceremony, killing President Akhmad Kadyrov, the Kremlin's point man for efforts to control separatist violence in the region. As many as 24 people are killed.

_ Feb. 6: An explosion rips through a subway car in Moscow during rush hour, killing 41 people.

_ Dec. 5, 2003: A suicide bombing on commuter train in southern Russia kills 44 people, two days before Russian parliamentary elections.

_ July 5: A double suicide bombing at a Moscow rock concert kills the female attackers and 15 other people.

_ May 14: A woman detonates explosives strapped to her waist in crowd of thousands of Muslim pilgrims in a Chechen village, killing at least 18 people in an apparent attempt on the life of Kadyrov.

_ Dec. 27, 2002: Suicide truck-bomb attack destroys headquarters of Chechnya's Moscow-backed government in Grozny, killing 72 people.

_ Oct. 23: Chechen militants take 800 people hostage at a Moscow theater. Two days later, Russian special forces storm building and 129 hostages and 41 Chechen fighters are killed, mostly from effects of narcotic gas Russian forces use to subdue the attackers.

_ August 1999: Four apartment building bombings kill about 300 people in Moscow and two other Russian cities. Basayev denies responsibility; Russia cites the attacks as one of the motives for sending troops back into Chechnya for the second war in a decade.

_ June 14, 1995: Basayev leads Chechen fighters in an attack on a hospital in Budyonnovsk, about 90 miles north of the Chechen border. Some 1,000 people are held hostage and about 100 people are killed; dozens more die when Russian troops unsuccessfully storm the hospital June 17.


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