A powerful explosion ripped through the Tajik capital Dushanbe on the night of February 3rd. The republic's emergencies ministry reported that the blast occurred in a cafe on the first floor of an apartment building.
According to preliminary information, the blast killed 1 to 3 people and wounded 6, who doctors say are in a "very grave condition." The first three floors of the building collapsed. Windows were blown out in neighboring houses.
Tajik law enforcers have so far abstained from comments.
One of the versions is that the explosion ensued from a faulty gas cylinder.