Monday, November 14, 2011

Officer killed, three others injured in bomb blast at police station in Shan State

Monday, 14 November 2011 19:19 Mizzima News

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – The state-run newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported on Monday that a bomb exploded on Thursday outside a police station in Namhkam Township in Shan State, killing one police officer and injuring three people.

At about 8.45 pm, a passenger on a motorcycle threw a one-feet-square paper package outside the Namhkam police station on Myawaddy Road and drove away, according to the newspaper. Acting on a tip, Police Sub-inspector Zaw Htoo Khoung Hsan and others went to inspect the packet and a bomb exploded.

Police Sub-inspector Zaw Htoo Khoung Hsan was killed, and police Lance Corporal Kyaw Swa Moe and two women were injured.

The injured were taken to Muse District Hospital, according to the newspaper.

Meanwhile, on Sunday evening two people riding a motorcycle threw a parcel that contained a grenade into an orphanage in Myitkyina in Kachin State, leaving 10 people dead and 27 injured.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks.

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