Saturday, August 5, 2006


Live bombs in court create chaos

`A court in Bangladesh trying suspected Islamic militants was thrown into panic when five live bombs were produced as exhibits during the hearing of a case.

The discovery prompted the presiding judge to order a hasty adjournment as the court was evacuated. [..]

Officials blame police for not defusing the devices before coming to court. The police say they were not asked to. [..]

“It was fortunate we were not all blown to smithereens,” one officer was reported as saying.’

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