4 dead, dozens injured from twin blasts inside Peshawar cinema

Two hand grenades used for attack inside Picture House Cinema while a movie screening was in progress.

Web Desk February 02, 2014
A view outside Picture House Cinema in Peshawar following attacks on Feb 2, 2014. PHOTO: EXPRESS/Sameer Raziq

PESHAWAR: Two explosions inside the cinema hall of Peshawar's Picture House Cinema killed at least four people while injuring around 30, Express News reported on Sunday.

Casualties are expected to rise further.

Picture House Cinema is located on Cinema Road near Qissa Khwani Bazaar, and was the target of a low intensity blast last year as well.

Express News correspondent Faizan Hussain reported that Sunday evening's blasts occurred during the screening of 'Ziddi Pakhtun'.

According to police, two hand grenades of Chinese make were used for the attack. The grenades were hurled at the front and back rows of the cinema hall, which had at least a hundred people inside it.

The cinema has now been vacated and cordoned off with the Bomb Disposal Squad on its way.

The injured have been transferred to Lady Reading Hospital.

Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Information Minister Shah Farman told Express News that the cinema owners had been alerted against security threats after previous attacks.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has asked authorities for a report over the incident.


Malik | 7 years ago | Reply

Whenever negotiations start blasts start happening. Strange! Or some third party involved!

Jax Vanderpump | 7 years ago | Reply

Pakistans latest tourists slogan: "We do not discriminate come visit Pakistan & experience a bombing in a mosque, market bazaar or cinema!" While our Ministry of Protection dwindle their thumbs! People of Pakistan wake up already!Hunt these monsters, round them up & deny them the habit of living!

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