Chechen Rebels Holding Hundreds Hostage Say They Are Ready to Die
Thursday: A general view of the theater in Moscow
MOSCOW â Chechen rebels holding hundreds of hostages in a Moscow theater shot and killed one captive and said they were ready to die for their cause, warning Thursday that thousands more of their comrades were "keen on dying."
"We decided to die in Moscow and will take with us hundreds of sinners," they said in a videotape aired on the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite TV channel.
A news agency reported, meanwhile, that the rebels, who had grenades and other explosives strapped to their bodies, had fired two rocket-propelled grenade rounds out of the theater Thursday night. It was not immediately clear where the grenades landed or if there were injuries.
The rebels, both men and women, stormed the theater at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday as an audience of about 700 people watched a popular musical. They later released more than 100 women and children, who sobbed and shook as they emerged from the...
Yes, we now about this tradegy. We, Christians from Lithuania are praying for the hostages and I know that many churches in Moscow and Russia do pray and fast about this too. President Putin even cancelled his meeting in Mexico.