Bombs Explode in Three Myanmar Cities
Four bombs exploded in three Myanmar cities Friday, wounding at least two people, the government and residents said.
The perpetrators weren’t clear, but bombings have increased recently in Myanmar, where pro-democracy activists and ethnic groups are at odds with the military-backed regime.
A government official said that one blast occurred in a house near a market in the administrative capital, Naypyitaw, not far from a zone housing many of the new city’s hotels. It is also near the Gems Museum where a gems emporium will be held on July 1. Such sales normally raise millions of dollars from visiting foreign buyers.
Another explosion, also around noon, occurred near another market in the second-largest city, Mandalay. It destroyed a car and wounded a traffic policeman and another person, the official said. Another bomb exploded in Mandalay at about 3 p.m., just three blocks away, but causing no injuries.