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October 16, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Security forces disclosed little about the masked gunman they overpowered and killed early Sunday during a hostage-taking incident near the Kremlin, but the latest in a string of terrorist attacks spoke volumes about the soaring vulnerability of Russians and foreign visitors.
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August 1, 2001 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian commandos Tuesday shot to death a gunman who seized a bus 13 hours earlier to demand the release of jailed comrades. Two of the approximately 30 hostages on board were slightly injured by flying glass during the raid. Russian law enforcement officials identified the suspect as Sultan-Said Idiyev, a 34-year-old ethnic Chechen and former convict who was reportedly connected to a similar 1994 hijacking.
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March 29, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Hijackers who held a busload of workers and two policemen hostage in southern Russia for a day released their captives Saturday after winning freedom for two imprisoned burglars and safe passage to a separatist region. The three heavily armed hijackers gave themselves up to authorities in Grozny, capital of the breakaway Chechen Republic in Russia, where they had driven their hostages in a bus after failing to persuade Russian authorities to give them a plane.
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October 16, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Security forces disclosed little about the masked gunman they overpowered and killed early Sunday during a hostage-taking incident near the Kremlin, but the latest in a string of terrorist attacks spoke volumes about the soaring vulnerability of Russians and foreign visitors.
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March 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hijackers armed with submachine guns and grenades seized a bus with 18 passengers in southern Russia, drove to an airport and demanded a flight to Iraq, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The hijackers commandeered the bus in the town of Lermontov and drove about nine miles to the airport at Mineralnye Vody, 830 miles south of Moscow. Hostage negotiators from Moscow were expected to arrive early today. The number of hijackers was unknown.
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December 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
All four kidnapers who escaped in a helicopter packed with explosives and $10 million were captured early today after an intense manhunt in the mountains of southern Russia, police said. All their hostages were safe. Police and elite commandos captured the four men after a brief shootout in the Caucasus Mountains, and most or all of the $10 million ransom was recovered. "The money is still being counted--what they had on them, plus what they left behind in the helicopter," Police Col.
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December 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
Three days after gunmen stormed a schoolroom and took a group of teen-agers hostage, bad weather forced them to abort an attempted flight to the Caspian Sea in a helicopter packed with explosives. Bad weather has forced the kidnapers, who are still holding five hostages, to wait at an airfield in this southern resort town since Friday.
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December 25, 1993 | From Associated Press
Four masked gunmen holed up in a military helicopter packed with explosives freed seven children and their teacher Friday but apparently held on to seven other hostages. The release of five girls, two boys and the teacher came after the gunmen were given $10 million in cash they demanded on the second day of a drama that began when the men raided a school about 275 miles northwest of here. They had threatened to kill hostages if they did not get the money, Russian Television reported.
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August 1, 2001 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russian commandos Tuesday shot to death a gunman who seized a bus 13 hours earlier to demand the release of jailed comrades. Two of the approximately 30 hostages on board were slightly injured by flying glass during the raid. Russian law enforcement officials identified the suspect as Sultan-Said Idiyev, a 34-year-old ethnic Chechen and former convict who was reportedly connected to a similar 1994 hijacking.
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December 24, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Four masked gun men took a group of students and a teacher hostage in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Thursday, then flew to another southern city in an explosives-laden helicopter before taking off again, reports said today. The hijacked helicopter carrying nine Russian youths, their teacher and the four gunmen left the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, Radio Russia reported today. The radio, monitored by the British Broadcasting Corp.
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October 15, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A masked man hijacked a busload of 27 South Korean tourists outside the Kremlin on Saturday, threatening to blow up the bus unless he received million and a getaway plane, witnesses and released hostages said. Early this morning, Russian commandos stormed the darkened bus in which a handful of tourists were still being held along with their bus driver and tour guide, both Russian, after the hijacker had released all the other hostages.
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December 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
All four kidnapers who escaped in a helicopter packed with explosives and $10 million were captured early today after an intense manhunt in the mountains of southern Russia, police said. All their hostages were safe. Police and elite commandos captured the four men after a brief shootout in the Caucasus Mountains, and most or all of the $10 million ransom was recovered. "The money is still being counted--what they had on them, plus what they left behind in the helicopter," Police Col.
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December 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
Three days after gunmen stormed a schoolroom and took a group of teen-agers hostage, bad weather forced them to abort an attempted flight to the Caspian Sea in a helicopter packed with explosives. Bad weather has forced the kidnapers, who are still holding five hostages, to wait at an airfield in this southern resort town since Friday.
NEWS
December 25, 1993 | From Associated Press
Four masked gunmen holed up in a military helicopter packed with explosives freed seven children and their teacher Friday but apparently held on to seven other hostages. The release of five girls, two boys and the teacher came after the gunmen were given $10 million in cash they demanded on the second day of a drama that began when the men raided a school about 275 miles northwest of here. They had threatened to kill hostages if they did not get the money, Russian Television reported.
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December 24, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Four masked gun men took a group of students and a teacher hostage in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Thursday, then flew to another southern city in an explosives-laden helicopter before taking off again, reports said today. The hijacked helicopter carrying nine Russian youths, their teacher and the four gunmen left the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, Radio Russia reported today. The radio, monitored by the British Broadcasting Corp.
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March 29, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Hijackers who held a busload of workers and two policemen hostage in southern Russia for a day released their captives Saturday after winning freedom for two imprisoned burglars and safe passage to a separatist region. The three heavily armed hijackers gave themselves up to authorities in Grozny, capital of the breakaway Chechen Republic in Russia, where they had driven their hostages in a bus after failing to persuade Russian authorities to give them a plane.
NEWS
October 15, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A masked man hijacked a busload of 27 South Korean tourists outside the Kremlin on Saturday, threatening to blow up the bus unless he received million and a getaway plane, witnesses and released hostages said. Early this morning, Russian commandos stormed the darkened bus in which a handful of tourists were still being held along with their bus driver and tour guide, both Russian, after the hijacker had released all the other hostages.
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March 28, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hijackers armed with submachine guns and grenades seized a bus with 18 passengers in southern Russia, drove to an airport and demanded a flight to Iraq, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. The hijackers commandeered the bus in the town of Lermontov and drove about nine miles to the airport at Mineralnye Vody, 830 miles south of Moscow. Hostage negotiators from Moscow were expected to arrive early today. The number of hijackers was unknown.
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