Officials in Chechnya say a car bomb has exploded near government buildings in the capital, Grozny, killing one person and wounding at least seven others.
Some reports from Grozny say the blast killed a young boy at a nearby gasoline station.
Russia's Ria-Novosti news agency says a session of Chechnya's Kremlin-backed government was interrupted by the explosion. The news agency also reports that Russian officials say a major search operation is continuing for a group of militants who attacked a house in southwest Chechnya on Saturday.
Chechnya has been the focus of a brutal conflict between separatists and Russian government forces for much of the past decade.
Some information for this report provided by AP.