A car exploded in the southern Russian city of Stavropol on Wednesday, killing at least three poeple, Interfax news agency reported, citing an unnamed law-enforcement official.
It was unclear if a car bomb was behind the blast.
We have information that three women died and eight people were injured," Interfax quoted the head of the city administration's department for emergency situations Boris Skripka as saying.
He said police were investigating if the blast was a "terrorist attack."
Stavropol is an ethnically Russian city around 350 kilometres (220 miles) northwest of Chechnya's local capital Grozny.
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