Panic gripped city dwellers in the early hours yesterday when sounds of several explosions rocked parts of the capital city.

Neither police nor the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) could say anything with certainty about the explosions or from where the sound of explosions originated.

Some city dwellers heard six to seven loud explosion sounds in southern parts of Dhaka at around 12:40am yesterday.

A number of businessmen at Tejgaon said they heard the sounds around the same time, seeming to come from different parts of the city.

Some others living in the Dhaka University area also confirmed hearing similar sounds, also around the same time.

When contacted, police from different police stations said they also heard the explosion-like sounds but could not ascertain where it came from.

ISPR officials said they have no information regarding the matter.