Bomb blast in Myanmar’s Yangon kills two, injures nine

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No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion, which occurred on July 12.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion, which occurred on July 12.

A bomb blast near a shopping mall in Myanmar’s Yangon mall killed two people and injured 11, rescue workers and local media said on July 13.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast, which took place on the afternoon of July 12, as the country marked a public holiday for a Buddhist holiday.

“When we got there, the injured were scattered and there was blood on the side of the road,” said a member of a rescue team. AFP.

“According to the information we have collected, eleven people were injured and two were killed,” he added on condition of anonymity.

The Southeast Asian country has been in turmoil since a coup last year, with self-proclaimed ‘People’s Defense Forces’ (PDF) targeting the military and officials or organizations perceived to be working with the junta .

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack and no junta spokesperson was available for comment.

Local media reported that the two people killed died in hospital. Another rescue team said they took six people to hospital with non-serious injuries.

In May, an explosion near a bus stop in a busy district of Yangon killed one man and injured nine people.

The junta later said that the bomb had exploded accidentally and that the victim had been in contact with PDF groups which it declared “terrorists”.

More than 2,000 people have been killed and at least 14,000 arrested in the junta’s crackdown on dissent since the coup, according to a local watchdog group.

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