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Man charged with terrorism, murder in Russian school-siege

[JURIST] Russian prosecutors have charged Murpashi Kulayev, an alleged Chechen militant, in connection with a three-day hostage crisis at a school in the south of the country in which 330 were killed. Russian news agency Interfax reported Tuesday that Kulayev faced nine charges, including terrorism and murder, according to General Prosecutor Vladimir Ustinov.

Kulayev was detained by police following the end of the siege, and was shown on television saying that the objective of the attack was "to unleash a war on the whole of the Caucasus." Russian authorities reported finding the bodies of 30 hostage-takers. Mosnews.com has background on the Beslan hostage crisis. AP has more.

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