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04/09/1999 Russian apartment bombings


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The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit four apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999, killing more than 300, injuring more than 800, and spreading a wave of fear across the country. The bombings, together with the Dagestan War, led the country into the Second Chechen War.
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