About mid-afternoon, two patients were wheeled in on gurneys—it was obvious that it was emergency care. The male patient kept screaming. The female patient arrived in terrible condition—her legs had been blown off. We had briefly heard that there had been a suicide bomber who had blown himself up inside a courtroom in a town on the outskirts of Dhaka. It turns out that there was another bombing in another province. We soon learned that the two patients in the OR’s adjoining ours came from the bombing. One of them was the bomber himself.
When I exited the OR area, I found several police officers with machine guns standing at the entrance. They were everywhere in the hospital.