Seven hurt in Tajikistan nightclub blast: Official

Tajikistan`s Police are pursuing multiple theories about the blast.

Dushanbe: Seven people were injured on Monday when an explosion ripped through a discotheque in Tajikistan`s capital Dushanbe, in the latest blast to hit the troubled ex-Soviet state, police said.

"The explosion took place inside a disco during a party at about 1:00 am (2000 GMT yesterday) today. Seven people were wounded to varying degrees," an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Police are pursuing multiple theories about the blast, the spokesman said, among them is the possibility that it was carried out by militant groups long active in the volatile region.

"One version is hooliganism, but others, including a terrorist attack, will be considered," he added.

The explosion comes days after suicide bombers, whom the government said were members of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, killed two police in the northern city of Khujand by ramming an explosives-packed car into a police station.