February 03, 2014

Taliban Suspected in Grenade Attack on Movie Theater

No claims of responsibility but the local Taliban thought there were too many exposed elbows being shown at the local den of vice. You know, the movie theater:

At least four people were killed and 31 wounded late Sunday when unidentified attackers hurled two grenades at a cinema in northwest 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," Faisal Mukhtar, a senior police official, told Agence France Presse.

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

Thanks to Rantburg who explains why this particular area of Pakistan gets a lot of these types of attacks.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:09 PM | Comments |