A group of up to 30 Chechen rebels raided the village of Galatli in Dagestan last night. As Rosbalt was informed by the press office of the Russian Interior Ministry, the rebels have taken three women and two children hostage. They already have four other hostages taken yesterday in the village Shauri. The rebels have now been surrounded by Russian armed forces and they are now negotiating the release of the hostages. Another group of rebels are in the vicinity of Mokok. There is even information about a third group of rebels in Dagestan although its location is still unclear. Seven rebels were killed last night in a shoot out with Russian soldiers.