Three grenade blasts inside a cinema hall in Peshawar killed at least 12 persons and injured several others on Tuesday.

News reports said that the explosions took place inside Shama cinema located in the Bacha Khan chowk area and there were more than 50 people present. The grenades were detonated in quick succession in the hall while people were watching a film. A report said that the cinema owners had been receiving threats and the police had asked them to increase security and install CCTV cameras.

This is the second attack on a cinema house in the city. Earlier on February 2, it was Picture House which was bombed, killing five persons. More than 30 people were injured at the cinema located in Qissa Khawani bazaar. The blasts took place during a show of the film 'Ziddi Pakhtun'. Two hand grenades were hurled inside the cinema, which had at least a hundred people inside it.

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