HEADLINE Bomb blasts injure 2 in Myanmar's Rakhine state


Bomb blasts injure 2 in Myanmar's Rakhine state


11:27, February 24, 2018

A series of four bomb explosions hit Sittwe, capital of Myanmar's western Rakhine state, early Saturday, injuring two people including a policeman, the President Office said.

The blast occurred at about 5:47 a.m. local time (2317 GMT Friday).

The four places where the blast took place included a court, residential compound of secretary of township administration department, district land records department office and on Strand road, U Zaw Htay, director-general of the Presidential Office, told Xinhua.

Three other unexploded bombs were also detected in the area.

Damage was left due to the series of explosions, a local police official told Xinhua.


File photo taken on  on February 22, 2018 shows people cleaning a damaged bulding after a bombing in Lashio in Myanmar's Shan state. Two people were killed and 22 wounded when a bomb exploded on February 21 at a bank in northern Myanmar, officials said, amid continuing violence despite a fraught peace process. (Photo: AFP)

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