Beslan school siege
|Beslan school siege|
|Location||Beslan, North Ossetia-Alania (Russia)|
|Coordinates||43°11′03″N 44°32′27″E / 43.184104°N 44.540854°ECoordinates: 43°11′03″N 44°32′27″E / 43.184104°N 44.540854°E|
|Date||1 September 2004 |
~09:30 – 3 September 2004 ~17:00 (UTC+3)
|Target||School Number One (SNO)|
|Mass murder, hostage taking, terrorist attack, bombing, school shooting, shootout|
|Deaths||333 (excluding 31 terrorists)|
No. of participants
|Motive||Independence for Chechnya and the withdrawal of Russian troops.|
The Beslan school siege (or the Beslan massacre) was a terrorist attack on 1 September 2004. It lasted three days. 1,100 people were as hostages and 333 people were dead. It is considered to be the deadliest school shooting in history.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Woman injured in 2004 Russian siege dies". The Boston Globe. 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2007.
bringing the total death toll to 334, a Beslan activist said. ... Two other former hostages died of their wounds last year and another died last August, which had brought the overall death toll to 333 -- a figure that does not include the hostage-takers.
- ↑ "Russian Children Return to School on 'Day of Knowledge'". The Moscow Times. 1 September 2021.