Budennovsk, Stavropol Krai 14.6.1995 was attacked by a gang of Chechen terrorists headed by Basayev. The number of Basayev reached 80 people. The terrorists seized the city hospital, were there 500 people held as hostages. On the first day killed 28 people and injured 65. In the subsequent number of deaths increased to 100. June 19, after negotiations with the Russian government, the terrorists, accompanied by 150 hostages left the city. The next day the column entered the village of Zandak (Chechnya), the hostages were released. The operation was conducted to demonstrate the resolve of the Chechens to fight for independence.