Burma

Bomb Blast in Pyinmana Injures Myanmar Junta Policeman

By The Irrawaddy 5 May 2021

A policeman on guard was injured in a bomb explosion in Paunglaung No. 2 Ward in Pyinmana Township, Naypyitaw around 7.30am on Wednesday.

“The explosion took place near a teashop by a main road and a policeman was injured,” said a Pyinmana resident.

Junta police officers keep guard daily near the teashop to prevent anti-regime protests. A police van was also slightly damaged in the explosion.

Another explosion took place outside the Institute of Agricultural Science in Pyinmana, but no one was injured in the incident, according to residents.

Frequent explosions of homemade bombs have been reported recently in Pyinmana, which has seen widespread anti-regime protests since the coup. Protesters have been staging guerilla-style demonstrations due to the heavy presence of junta security forces at key junctions and intersections.

At least two protesters have died in Pyinmana during crackdowns by the security forces on protesters.


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