Blasts at Malaysian courthouse where Anwar acquitted

Kuala Lumpur: Two people were injured by explosive devices on Monday as thousands of protesters gathered outside a Malaysian courthouse where opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was found acquitted of sodomy charges.

 Blasts at Malaysian courthouse where Anwar acquitted

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, walks out from his house as he prepares to leave to the High Court for his sodomy trial verdict in Kuala Lumpur. AP

It was not clear what had caused the blasts, police said.

A preliminary investigation found that two explosive devices were placed under police cones in the carpark outside of the courthouse, police spokesman Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said.

Police were still looking into what the devices contained, and Ramli blamed "irresponsible parties" for the explosions.

Reuters

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Updated Date: Jan 09, 2012 10:13:28 IST