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Bangladesh court bombing during lawyer strike wounds 25

[JURIST] A bombing at a Bangladesh [JURIST news archive] court complex Thursday during a strike by lawyers in the country has wounded 25. The blast is the latest in a series of bombings outside courthouses and reportedly occurred near a police checkpoint in Gazipur, north of the capital Dhaka, and at the same site where a bombing on Tuesday killed six. Police arrested 22 [JURIST report] on Wednesday in connection with that attack. Lawyers in the country called for a strike Thursday to push for greater security, as courts in the country have become frequent targets of militant Muslims in the country calling for Sharia law [CFR backgrounder]. Earlier this month, lawyers in the country boycotted the courts [JURIST report] for two days to protest the killing of two judges [JURIST report]. Reuters has more.

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