Russia: September 17, 2004


 Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev admitted he was behind the  Beslan school massacre. Basayev said that the operation had only cost him about $9,000 to finance. About 30 of Basayevs followers also died in the operation. Basayevs  also admitted that the suicide bombing of  two Russian airliners last month had only cost him $4,000,  while the suicide bombing outside a  Moscow subway station last month had cost him back $7,000 to carry out.


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