Russian School Hostages Watch

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Finally. They had 2 days where they didn't receive any food and drink, and that was pretty worrying, but now the hostages are out.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3624024.stm

Many of the people came out bloodied after another explosion.
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thank god are you sure?
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thank god are you sure?
Check the link. Some of the hostage takers were shot dead while trying to escape.
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or just turn on your tele, bbc1,C4,SkyNews....
what is this world coming to.
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Another link for info on the situation

http://www.sky.com/skynews/article/0...211973,00.html

Looks like 10 people have died and 200 are in hospital. Lets hope it doesnt turn out like the Moscow theatre seige.
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And up to 13 of them with hostages possibly have headed for a train junction, BBC news 24 has taken over BBC1 since I woke up, so around 10am at least.

Some are held up in houses outside of the school, the Russians obviously didn't have a very good net around it all.

But in support of the above, the school is most likely cleared of children now. Unknown number of injuries.
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120 children have been injured, and about 13 of the hostage takers have got away, unless the police managed to bring down some of them. Edit: I guess the number of wouded children is between 120 and 200.
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Considering how determined the hostage takers were, and the threat posed to both hostages indiscriminately and also to russian forces, it could could have been much worse.

It may well have ended up being a tactical, as opposed to a political decision. It certainly seemed as though it didn't fit into the military's plan.

We shall see in the aftermath as always.
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(Original post by LifeWired)
Considering how determined the hostage takers were, and the threat posed to both hostages indiscriminately and also to russian forces, it could could have been much worse.

It may well have ended up being a tactical, as opposed to a political decision. It certainly seemed as though it didn't fit into the military's plan.

We shall see in the aftermath as always.
I was very worried about the facts that they carried into the school so many explosives, and seriously thought that they would blow up the whole schools, resultng in hundreds of deaths. I am relieved that although they did strike, the blow was not as severe, and hopefully, most of the hostages will be alright, at least physically.
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I'm glad they've started being released/rescued. It was/is a horrible situation.
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I'm surprised some of the terrorists managed to escape. I would of expected the school to of been circled with armed forces and helicopters.

Awful scenes on tv, kids dead, just left in the street with white sheets layed on top of them.
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I'm surprised some of the terrorists managed to escape. I would of expected the school to of been circled with armed forces and helicopters.

Awful scenes on tv, kids dead, just left in the street with white sheets layed on top of them.
Yeah, 5 children dead! Absolutely horrible. :mad:
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I think there are more people left in the school
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The news said that the 13 hostage takers had barricaded themselves inside a nearby house, which is surrounded by Russian troops.
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I'm surprised some of the terrorists managed to escape. I would of expected the school to of been circled with armed forces and helicopters.

Awful scenes on tv, kids dead, just left in the street with white sheets layed on top of them.
That was a surprising development. Though I suspect that in the confusion of seeing to the treatment of hostages many hostage takers would have escaped. This is not good at all. I'm also glad that, at least so far, the casualty rate hasn't been as high as it could've been. Difficult days for Putin ahead, yet again.
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(Original post by hossy)
I think there are more people left in the school
They will be rescued hopefully by the troops.
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The hostage takers must have felt very strongly about something to go to such lengths to be heard.
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The hostage takers must have felt very strongly about something to go to such lengths to be heard.
Chechnya.
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What a relief. Anyone have any idea what sparked it off? Just a few days before they said they weren't going to storm the place by force, and now, they have done the complete opposite. Did an explosive go off, then upon initiative decided to storm? If so, that would explain the absence of ambulances/doctors/resources/etc. If not, then it's simply poor planning.

180 Wounded, 10 dead. Hmm, thank God we have the SAS.
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180 Wounded, 10 dead. Hmm, thank God we have the SAS.
This would've been difficult even for the SAS. Let's not underestimate the professionalism of the Russian Special Forces.
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