Russia Reports Death of Chechen Rebel Leader Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev dies in Ingushetia when a dynamite-laden truck exploded in his convoy, according to Russian officials. Basayev was held responsible for a large number of terrorist attacks in Russia, including a 2004 school hostage taking that left 331 dead in Beslan.
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Russia Reports Death of Chechen Rebel Leader

Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev dies in Ingushetia when a dynamite-laden truck exploded in his convoy, according to Russian officials. Basayev was held responsible for a large number of terrorist attacks in Russia, including a 2004 school hostage taking that left 331 dead in Beslan.