A series of bombs in two Bangladeshi cities has killed at least nine people and injured more than 60 others, with police blaming outlawed Islamic militants who want to impose harsh Islamic law in the secular country.
No one has claimed responsibility, but police investigators point to the outlawed Islamic militant group known as Jamatul Mujahedin Bangladesh, which was blamed for similar attacks earlier this year.
Several bombs exploded outside a court in the southern port city of Chittagong, and almost simultaneously a bomb exploded at a court library in Gazipur town, near Dhaka. Policemen and lawyers are among the injured.
Matiur Rahman Choudhury has more on the story with eye-witness account from a journalist in Chiattagong and a law clerk in Gazipur court house .