Sunday, 17 November 2019

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Pegu official’s office bombed

New Delhi (Mizzima) – A bomb was detonated last night in a ward peace and development council office in the capital of Pegu Division, residents said. No injuries were reported.

The blast went off at about 9:40 p.m. behind a cupboard in the Pegu Myothit Ward Peace and Development Council chairman’s office, destroying the wall and furniture, a resident said.

“We heard a loud bang at around 9:40 p.m. yesterday. We thought that it was a tyre blowout. But this morning, we learned that it was a bomb blast,” the resident who lives near the ward office told Mizzima.

The ex-servicemen’s association in Pegu confirmed it was an explosion but were unable to provide any details.

Other residents told Mizzima there was an explosion last night and that no one was hurt. Although Mizzima tried to contact Pegu Police Station No. 3 and the township’s peace and development council office, officials there offered no comment.

Residents were concerned that there would be more blasts, a resident of Pegu said. “I feel uneasy about the explosion in our town. After the incident, I felt too afraid to go to the cinema,” she said.


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