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Tragedy in Beslan, many questions remains.
There is still no accurate information as to where the group of militants came from to Beslan and how many of them there were. However, according to VN, the starting point of this raid might have been the Malgobeksky district of Ingushetia bordering on North Ossetia and Chechnya. Security service representatives regularly cited contradictory figures. So far, the only more or less reliable information is about Nurpash Kulayev, 24, who swore at interrogations that he had been forced to seize the school and that he had shot nobody. As for the dead militants, 30 bodies - a real International, including Chechens, Ingush, Kazakhs, Slavs, nine Arabs, and even one black man - have been found. Some of them have been identified. The most notorious of them is Anatoly Khodov, alias Abdulla. He was born in Ukraine and was registered in the Elkhotovo settlement of North Ossetia. In the late 1990s, Khodov studied in a madrasah in Cherkessk, then joined the Wahhabis and left for Chechnya. At first, he was a simple cook in Ruslan Gelayev's gang, and then began to organise major terrorist attacks himself. In particular, he is suspected of participating in an explosion that killed students at the Vladikavkaz military college on February 1, 2004, and planting a bomb under the railway in North Ossetia on May 29, 2004 which blew up the Moscow-Vladikavkaz train. Khodov might have also participated in the attack on Ingushetia on June 22, 2004.
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