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Grenade attack on cinema kills 4 in north-west Pakistan: Officials

Published on Feb 3, 2014 6:56 AM
 
Pakistani investigators inspect the site of a grenade attack in a cinema in Peshawar on Feb 2, 2014. At least four people were killed and 31 wounded late Sunday when unidentified attackers hurled two grenades at a cinema in north-west Pakistan, police and medics said. -- PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - At least four people were killed and 31 wounded late Sunday when unidentified attackers hurled two grenades at a cinema in north-west Pakistan, police and medics said.

The attack on the Picture House cinema in Peshawar, the region's main city, took place as some 90 people were watching a late night show of the film Ziddi Pakhtun (Stubborn Pushtun), police said.

"At least four people have been killed and 31 injured. Attackers hurled two grenades and fled the scene," Mr Faisal Mukhtar, a senior police official, told AFP.

A stampede following the blasts was responsible for many of the injuries, Mukhtar added.

 
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