Officials in southern Russia say a bomb exploded in the city of Stavropol today, killing five people and wounding around 40 others
Boris Skripka, a spokesman for the local administration's emergencies situations office, said the explosion occurred outside a community and sports center.
He said the bomb was planted in a cafe next to the community center.
Russian news agencies quote experts as saying the explosion carried the force of about 200 grams of TNT, the equivalent of a grenade.
An investigation is under way.
compiled from agency reports