Handmade bombs exploded on Sittwe-Yangon highway

Narinjara News

Minbya, 20th September 2017

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At least three bombs were exploded on Sittwe-Yangon highway in Minbya township of Arakan State on Tuesday evening, said the Arakan police.

According to the State police chief Aung Myat Moe, the bombs were planted between two Muslim villages namely  Tant Sit and  Set Kyar, 8 miles away from down town Minbya.

“The incident took place at around 7:20 pm when a passenger bus (named Gassipa Nadi) and three cargo vehicles/lorries arrived at the location. The bombs were handmade and none was injured in the explosion,” said the police chief.

However, four window glasses of the Yangon bound passenger bus were broken. The police have tightened the security in the area and searched for clues of the explosions, added the senior officer.

“Our village is around one & half miles away from the location of explosions, but we heard the loud sound of explosions. We all are frightened after the incident,” said U Maung Sein Aung from Thingazar village under Minbya township.

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