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12 dead in Peshawar cinema house blasts

12 dead in Peshawar cinema house blasts

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Feb 11, 2014 - 16:37

ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): At least a dozen people were killed and 25 others injured as a series of blasts rattled a popular cinema house in Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, officials said.

Around 75 people were watching a film in Shama Cinema when at least three hand grenades went off in quick succession, police said, adding the hand grenades were made in China. The injured were taken to Lady Reading Hospital.

Peshawar police chief, Ijaz Ahmed, told reporters cinema owners had been informed of threats and asked to enhance security. "We had directed all cinema owners to install CCTV cameras," he added.

On receiving information, rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the wounded, some of them in critical condition, to hospital. An emergency was imposed in the hospital and additional staff summoned.

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