2005 November Bangladesh court bombing

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2005 November Bangladesh court bombing
Location Gazipur and Chittagong, Bangladesh
Date 29 November 2001 (UTC+06:00)
Target Bangladesh Judiciary
Attack type
Mass murder; bomb attack; Suicide bomber; Terrorism
Deaths 8
Non-fatal injuries
100
Perpetrators Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

2005 November Bangladesh court bombing was a simultaneous suicide bombing of courts in Chittagong and Gazipur in Bangladesh carried out by Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh on 29 November 2005 that killed 8 people and injured over 100.[1][2]

Attacks[edit]

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh had called for the abolition of secular laws and replacing them with Sharia Law. They carried out a number of attacks in 2005 targeting the Judiciary. On 29 November 2005, a suicide bomber attacked the Gazipur Bar Association office on the ground floor of the Hall Building-2 in the Gazipur court house complex.The explosion killed 8 people, 3 of whom were lawyers and injured 50 lawyers.[3] The bomber had entered wearing lawyers robes to disguise themselves.[4] The same day and around the same time in Chittagong court two police officer were killed while the bomber survived. In the explosion 16 people were injured including 13 police officers.[5][6]

Trial[edit]

A Gazipur court framed charges against the accused in the Gazipur court blast on 24 April 2011.[7] On 20 June 2013, Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 of Dhaka sentenced 10 accused in the Gazipur court bombing to death. On 28 July 2016 Bangladesh High court confirmed the death sentences of 6 convicts, commuted 2 to life sentences, and cleared two of all charges.[3]

Reactions[edit]

Bangladesh Supreme Court bar association called a strike after the bombings, demanding that security be updated.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "97 held over Bangladesh bombings". edition.cnn.com. CNN. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ "10 JMB men to die for 2005 Gazipur court attack". archive.dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Death for 6 JMB militants stays". The Daily Star. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Ten Bangladesh militants are condemned to death". BBC News. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Nine die in Bangladesh bombings". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  6. ^ Montero, David; Sengupta, Somini (2005-12-02). "Bangladesh Blast Kills One and Hurts 30". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  7. ^ "High Court verdict on death references, appeals of 2005 Gazipur Bar bombing convicts July 28 -bdnews24.com". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Fresh bombing in Bangladesh town". news.bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 13 July 2017.