Suspected Explosive Devices Found at Rangoon Airport

By The Irrawaddy 29 November 2016

RANGOON — Four energy drink glass bottles initially believed to be improvised explosive devices were found at Rangoon International Airport on Tuesday morning.

A bomb disposal team rushed to Terminal 1 after airport staff reported a suspicious plastic bag on a bench beside an airline ticket sales counter, according to a statement from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services.

Initial laboratory tests found the four bottles of M-150 energy drink were not explosive but filled with liquid painkiller, wax, and oil, according to a later statement from the State Counselor’s Office Information Committee.

Authorities restricted access to the area and conducted a search for more devices throughout the terminal. The Rangoon police office was not available for comments.

The incident comes after a series of small explosions in Rangoon over the last two weeks including two explosions at the Rangoon divisional government office compound last Friday.

None of the explosions have caused any casualties.