Doha theater blast kills 1, injures 12

 

 

www.chinaview.cn 2005-03-20 08:13:07

 

Qatari Interior Ministry said a carbomb caused the explosion that tore through a theater in Doha and killed one person Saturday night. 12 were injured in the blast and 10 of those had already been released from the hospital.

Qatari Interior Ministry said a carbomb caused the explosion that tore through a theater in Doha and killed one person Saturday night. (Xinhua/AFP)

CAIRO, March 19 (Xinhuanet) -- Qatari Interior Ministry said a carbomb caused the explosion that tore through a theater in Doha and killed one person Saturday night.

Twelve other people were injured in the blast and 10 of those had already been released from the hospital, the ministry said in a statement.

The explosion took place at about 9:15 p.m. (1815 GMT) at the Doha Players Theater where dozens of people, mostly foreigners were watching a Shakespeare play, the Qatar-based pan-Arab al-Jazeera TV said.

The satellite news channel aired footage showing fires from the blast and some cars ablaze.

The blast occurred in an area where the US embassy in Doha used to be located before the mission moved to new premises. Enditem