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BBC: Fatality in Qatari theatre blast
The blast went off inside the theatre
"At least 50 people, plus the cast, are believed to have been in the theatre at the time of the blast.
The audience is thought to have been a mix of foreigners and Arabs.
A US official and hospital workers were quoted by AP news agency as saying more than 50 people were taken to hospital after the incident.
Originally posted by worldwatcher
thanks for the update
anything more on the cause as of yet?
A car bomb tore through a theater popular with Westerners during a performance Saturday in Qatar, killing one person, officials said.
Twelve other people were injured in the blast in the northern suburb, Qatar's Interior Ministry said in a statement. It gave no other details.
Earlier, Gen. Ahmed Al-Hariki of the Interior Ministry told Al-Jazeera television that the blast occurred at a restaurant inside the theater and was not close to an embassy or consulate.
A member of the investigating team told Reuters a medium-sized vehicle had slammed into the one-storey building housing the theater, near a British school in Doha.
Brigadier General Ahmad al-Hayki of the Interior Ministry told Qatar-based Al Jazeera television the blast had struck the theater cafeteria, and that most of the wounded were Qataris, other Arabs and Asians.
Asked if the blast had any links to militant attacks in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Hayki said: "We do not want to precede events. We have started gathering evidence."
Anti-U.S. sentiment has been high in the region over the Iraq war and perceived U.S. support for Israel against the Palestinians.
An Egyptian national carried out a suicide car bomb attack on a Doha theater popular with Westerners that killed one Briton, Qatar's interior minister said Sunday, according to the Al-Jazeera satellite news channel.
Al-Jazeera, which is based in Qatar, identified the suicide bomber as Omar Ahmed Abdullah, an Egyptian, and said he owned the car that exploded outside the Doha Players Theater during a Saturday night performance, killing one person and injuring 12 others.
Egyptian authorities have contacted their embassy in Doha seeking further details following claims that an Egyptian national carried out the attack, an Egyptian official in Cairo said on condition of anonymity.
The bombing came on the second anniversary of the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. It was unclear if the attack was timed to mark the war's commencement, but al-Qaida's leader in the Gulf urged militants this week to attack "crusaders" throughout the Gulf region.
Northeast Intelligence Network
23 March 2005 This morning, a poster on several Arabic language message boards released video taped footage of Saturday's attack on the theatre in Doha, Qatar.
It is becoming more and more apparant that the videographer is an important part of a terror cell, as has been pointed out in various jihadi publications, and as analysts at the Northeast Intelligence Network have stated in the past. In fact, an individual with a camcorder may well provide the only advance warning of an imminent attack.