A group of militants has been blocked in the south of Beslan. A special unit of the Caucasian military district is struggling with the terrorists. Tank fire can be heard in the area of the building, where the encircled gunmen are hiding, Interfax said. Battle helicopters are hovering over the area.
Local residents are doing their best to help the military men find the terrorists. One of the suicide bombers is reportedly hiding somewhere in the town.