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Russian forces storm a detention facility to rescue staff taken hostage, killing hostage takers

Posted on AllSides June 16th, 2024
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MOSCOW (AP) — Security forces stormed a detention center in southern Russia on Sunday, killing inmates accused of links to Islamist terror cells who had taken two staff members hostage, state-funded news channel RT reported. Journalists on the scene reported the sounds of gunfire, while multiple ambulances were seen arriving at the prison in footage on social media. The hostages at the pretrial detention center in Rostov-on-Don were uninjured, Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service said in an official statement. It said that the hostage takers had been “liquidated,” but did not...

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