09 Jan '12, 3am

Small blasts after Malaysia's Anwar verdict

Small blasts after Malaysia's Anwar verdict

KUALA LUMPUR: Five people were injured in three small explosions outside the court where opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was cleared on Monday of sodomy, police said. The small but loud blasts occurred within minutes of each other after Anwar left the courthouse in central Kuala Lumpur in triumph following his acquittal in a case he has called a government fabrication to cripple the opposition. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohmad Salleh said five people sustained "light injuries" but were taken to hospital for observation. He declined further comment on the cause of the explosions. "It's under investigation," he told AFP. Police at the scene initially blamed powerful firecrackers, but local daily The Star reported that ball bearings, batteries and wires were found at the scene, indicating home-made explosive devices may have been used. Mohmad declined to comment on the report...

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