New Myanmar Junta-Owned Hospital Targeted by Bombs

By The Irrawaddy 5 May 2021

Two bombs were set off at the entrance of a newly-opened, military regime-run hospital in Yangon on Tuesday night.

The bombs targeted the MoeKaung Treasure Maternal and Child Hospital in Yangon’s Yankin Township. The private hospital was opened on Sunday by junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

A resident living near the hospital told the Irrawaddy on Wednesday that the explosions occurred at around 9pm Tuesday night while junta troops were deployed in the area. No casualties were reported.

Local residents said that junta security forces neutralized the bombs by setting them off. No one has claimed responsibility for placing the bombs and no arrests have been made.

Since the junta’s Feb. 1 coup, government offices, local administration offices and police stations across the country are being attacked daily.

The military regime claims via state-run TV stations and newspapers that “rioters” – the junta’s euphemism for anti-regime protesters – are responsible for the attacks.

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