Explosion kills girl in Russia's Beslan

An eight-year-old girl was killed and two boys wounded when an explosive device went off in the Russian town of Beslan.

Explosion kills girl in Russia's Beslan

An eight-year-old girl was killed and two boys wounded when an explosive device went off on Monday in the Russian town of Beslan, news agency RIA reported.

It was unclear what sort of device led to the explosion, RIA cited a spokeswoman for the Emergency Situations Ministry branch in North Ossetia province, Yulia Starchenko, as saying. She said the device may have been a grenade.

The boys, brothers aged seven and 10, were hospitalised with shrapnel wounds, Starchenko was quoted as saying.

Chechen gunmen seized Beslan's School No. 1 in September 2004 and held more than 1,000 pupils, parents and teachers hostage for nearly three days. Most of the victims died in explosions and gunfire by Russian forces who stormed the school.

Reuters

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