Two killed in bomb blasts in Myanmar as investigation launched

Anadolu has reported that the blast occurred near a major trade zone in the country’s northeastern border with China

Two killed in bomb blasts in Myanmar as investigation launched

Anadolu has reported that the blast occurred near a major trade zone in the country’s northeastern border with China

26 February 2018 Monday 13:46
Two killed in bomb blasts in Myanmar as investigation launched

BOMB blast which caused minor damages has occurred in Northern Myanmar killing two people, one injured, a government official has said.

Anadolu has reported that the blast occurred near a major trade zone in the country’s northeastern border with China.

Speaking a police officer said three bombs exploded in a place called Muse which is situated along trade town to the Myanmar –China boundary yesterday

“The blasts cause minor damages. Investigations are still underway if it links with two previous blasts,” he told reporters by phone.

“However an ethnic rebel group is believed to be responsible,” said the officer under the condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to media.

Several ethnic armed rebel groups are active in Shan, the largest ethnic area in Myanmar.

Of the groups, Northern Alliance - a collation of Kachin Independent Army (KIA), Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) and Arakan Army (AA) - attacked military checkpoints, police outposts and the 105th Mile Trade Zone in Muse in Shan state two years ago.

However, no group claimed responsibility for the series of blasts over the past few days.A blast at a branch of the local bank in Lashio town of Shan state last Wednesday killed female staff and injured 22 others.

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