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09/01/1996 Terrorist act in Kizlyar

The Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye hostage crisis occurred during the First Chechen War. What began as a raid by a force of Chechen separatist guerrillas led by Salman Raduyev against a federal military airbase near Kizlyar, Dagestan became a hostage crisis involving thousands of civilians, most of whom were quickly released.