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10 Killed, Dozens Hurt In Attack On Pakistani Cinema


Deadly Blast Strikes Pakistani Cinema
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WATCH: Deadly blasts strikes Pakistani cinema

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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    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

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