Myanmar claims timely defuse of time-bomb on market overpass in Yangon
Friday, September 10, 2021 10:42 PM

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YANGON, Sep. 11, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- The Myanmar authorities claimed on Saturday that it has managed to defuse a time-bomb in time, planted on a wooden overpass near Yangon's famous Bogyoke Aung San Market on Thursday.

The bomb disposal squad was able to defuse the bomb before it was timed to detonate the next day to cause mass casualties, according to Saturday's official daily New Light of Myanmar.

The authorities charged "insurgents, destructive elements and political opportunists" with trying to ramp up instigation and destructive acts with the aim of disrupting the upcoming multi- party general election set for Nov. 7.

The authorities also blamed the incident for being designed to synchronize with the recent gunfire incident in Bago in which two civilians were shot dead by the security forces through a car accident on Sept. 4.



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