Chechen Rebels Suspected in School Hostage Crisis At a school near the embattled region of Chechnya, hundreds of people -- including many children -- are being held hostage in an elementary school. Officials say Chechen rebels are responsible. NPR's Noah Adams talks with Masha Lipman, a political expert with the Carnegie Moscow Center, about the volatile situation.
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Chechen Rebels Suspected in School Hostage Crisis

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Chechen Rebels Suspected in School Hostage Crisis

Chechen Rebels Suspected in School Hostage Crisis

Chechen Rebels Suspected in School Hostage Crisis

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At a school near the embattled region of Chechnya, hundreds of people — including many children — are being held hostage in an elementary school. Officials say Chechen rebels are responsible. NPR's Noah Adams talks with Masha Lipman, a political expert with the Carnegie Moscow Center, about the volatile situation.