Worldwatch

The Enemy Within
Two senior police or military officers are being sought in connection with the Beslan school siege, the Russian government's chief investigator, Alexander Torshin, announced. At least 330 people, many of them children, died last September during the storming of School Number 1 in Beslan, where guerrillas loyal to the Chechen rebel Shamil Basayev were holding more than a thousand hostages. The two men, whose identities were not revealed, are "a little above the rank of major or lieut. colonel," Torshin declared. If the men are guilty, their high rank would be more surprising than the...

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