Four wounded in grenade attack at Myanmar power project
A series of grenade blasts hit a hydropower project in Myanmar on Tuesday, wounding four workers in the latest unrest in the military-ruled country, officials said.
Yangon: A series of grenade blasts hit a
hydropower project in Myanmar on Tuesday, wounding four workers in
the latest unrest in the military-ruled country, officials
The attacks occurred at the Thaukyegat hydropower
plant under construction in Bago Division, about 220
kilometres northeast of the country`s main city Yangon, a
local official said to a news agency.
"Four workers were injured during three grenade
attacks at the Thaukyegat hydropower project site," the
official said, asking not to be named because he was not
authorised to speak to the media.
The Myanmar company behind the project, Asia World
Construction, was also involved in a controversial dam project
in Kachin State where there was a series of bombs blasts
earlier this month, injuring one engineer.
Three other bombs on April 15 hit a water festival in
Yangon, in the city`s worst attack in five years. The death
toll from that attack has now risen to 10 people, with at
least 170 people wounded.
Myanmar authorities have arrested some suspects in
their search for the perpetrators of those blasts, officials
said, but they did not give any further detail as the
investigation is still underway.
Myanmar has been hit by several bomb blasts in recent
years which the junta has blamed on armed exile groups or
The latest attacks come as the country prepares for
elections planned for this year, which critics have dismissed
as a sham due to the effective barring of opposition leader
Aung San Suu Kyi because she is a serving prisoner.