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Hostage drama unfolds at Russian custody centre

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2024
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Several hostage takers have been killed in an operation to free two prison guards who they were holding in the southern Russian city of Rostov, Russia media report.

The guards are said to be unhurt after special forces stormed the centre.

The six men, who were being held in a pre-trial detention centre, were said to be armed with knives.

They were facing terrorism charges, including links to the Islamic State (IS) group.

They had been demanding a vehicle, firearms and free passage out of the centre.

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