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Blast in theatre near Mumbai, no casualties

A bomb blast rips through a cinema theatre in Panvel town near Mumbai when it was screening Jodhaa Akbar.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2008 21:23 IST


A bomb blast ripped through a cinema theatre in Panvel town near Mumbai on Wednesday evening when it was screening Jodhaa Akbar, police officials told IANS. There were no casualties.

When the blast took place the afternoon show was about to end at the Cineraj theatre in Thane district's Panvel, about 100 km from Mumbai.

There were no casualties in the blast, according to preliminary reports. Investigations were on, the police said.

In a precautionary move, another theatre in the locality was evacuated and searched by a bomb detection squad and sniffer dogs. The police were combing the whole area for suspicious things.