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10 Killed, Dozens Hurt In Attack On Pakistani Cinema

Deadly Blast Strikes Pakistani Cinemai
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February 11, 2014
Victims were rushed to a hospital in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, after a blast struck a movie theater on February 11, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 25. Police said that two hand grenades were detonated during a crowded film screening at the Shama Cinema. Less than two weeks earlier, another bombing struck the same cinema, which is known for showing pornographic films. (Video by RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal)

WATCH: Deadly blasts strikes Pakistani cinema

By RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal
At least 10 people have been killed and around 25 others injured in an attack at a cinema in Pakistan's restive northwest city of Peshawar.

Jamil Shah, a spokesman for the Lady Reading Hospital, told radio RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that the four of those injured were in critical condition.

More than 100 people were reported to have been watching a movie in the Shama cinema at the time of the attack.

AFP quoted senior police official Najib-ur-Rehman as saying two hand grenades exploded inside the theater.

The cinema is known for showing pornographic films in one of its auditoriums.

The February 11 attack comes less than two weeks after a similar bombing at another movie theater in the same city.

With reporting by dpa and AFP

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