close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Myanmar ups security alert against bomb attacks

The Myanmar government Tuesday raised nationwide security alert against terrorist attacks in the wake of a series of bomb attacks in Phyu, Toungoo, Yangon, Mandalay and Sagaing towns in the past several days.



Yangon: The Myanmar government Tuesday raised nationwide security alert against terrorist attacks in the wake of a series of bomb attacks in Phyu, Toungoo, Yangon, Mandalay and Sagaing towns in the past several days.

According to state radio and TV, two bombs exploded Tuesday within two hours in a guest house and car parking area near a pagoda in Sagaing, reports Xinhua.

Since Friday, there were a series of bomb explosions in these regions. Some of the bombs were defused by security personnel.

"One suspect has been arrested in connection with the incidents," U Ye Htut, spokesman of the President`s office said on his website.

Htut said such incidents -- when Myanmar takes the ASEAN chair and is about to host the Southeast Asian Games -- are aimed at tarnishing the country`s image in the international arena.

A bomb explosion Friday in a guest house in Taungoo killed two people.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi