Timeline: Terror attacks in Russia

Major terror attacks in Russia over the past 15 years.

Major terror attacks in Russia over the past 15 years:

- January 24, 2011. An explosion at the international arrivals hall at Moscow's Domodedovo airport kills at least 35 people, wounds over 140.

- March 29, 2010. Double suicide bombings on the Moscow subway kill 40, wound more than 100. A Chechen rebel warlord claims responsibility for the attack.

- November 27, 2009. A bombing of a high-speed Moscow-to-St Petersburg train claims 26 lives and leaves about 100 hurt.

- October 13, 2005: Islamic militants launch a series of attacks on police in Nalchik, capital of the tense Kabardino-Balkariya republic near Chechnya. Chechen rebels claim credit for the attack, in which 139 people were killed, including 94 militants.

- September 1, 2004: About 30 Chechen militants seize a school in the southern town of Beslan and took hundreds of hostages - a siege that ended in a bloodbath two days later, killing more than 330 people, about half of them children.

- August 31, 2004: A suicide bomber blows herself up outside a Moscow subway station, killing 10 people.

- August 24, 2004: Two female suicide bombers bring down two Russian airliners that took off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport, killing 90 people.

- May 9, 2004: A bomb rips through a stadium in Chechnya's provincial capital, Grozny, during a Victory Day ceremony, killing 24 people including Akhmad Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed regional president.

- February 6, 2004: A suicide bomber strikes a subway car in Moscow during rush hour, killing 41 people and wounding more than 100.

- December 5, 2003: A suicide bombing on a commuter train in southern Russia kills 44 people, two days before Russian parliamentary elections.

- December 27, 2002: A suicide truck-bomb attack destroys the headquarters of Chechnya's Moscow-backed government in Grozny, killing 72 people.

- October 23, 2002: Chechen militants take 800 people hostage at a Moscow theatre. Two days later, Russian special forces storm the building and 129 hostages and 41 Chechen fighters are killed, mostly from effects of narcotic gas Russian forces use to subdue the attackers.

- August 1999: Four apartment building bombings kill about 300 people in Moscow and two other Russian cities. The Kremlin names the attacks as a key reason for sending troops back into Chechnya on September 30, 1999.

- June 14, 1995: Chechen fighters attack a hospital in Budyonnovsk near the Chechen border during the first separatist war in Chechnya. Some 1,000 people are held hostage and about 100 people are killed; dozens more die when Russian troops unsuccessfully storm the hospital June 17.

Source AAP

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