Home-made mines found in Taunggyi

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Photo: Information Committee

Acting on a tip-off, police from Taunggyi, accompanied by the ward administrator, searched Nul Armin, also known as Aung Min, 44, at about 10:30 am yesterday and discovered equipment that appeared to be three home-made mines of varying sizes made of a mini-gas boxes. One of the home-made bombs had a bamboo stick fastened to it, police said. In addition, one decapitated Buddha statue measuring one-inch in height, along with pieces of lead and iron were found.
Under investigation, it was learnt that the man seized with the weapons suffered a head injury in a motorcycle accident over two years ago. The accident caused him to suffer from mental episodes, authorities said. Nul Armin, the son of Nul Din, also known as U Maung Maung of Kone Thar Kyaung Lane, Myoma Ward, in Taunggyi township, remains hospitalised at the Sao San Tun hospital in Taunggyi and is being kept under the close watch. Due to the potential danger of terrorist attacks, the State Government has issued instructions to Nay Pyi Taw Council, Region and State Cabinets to take special notice of possible security breaches across the nation. Those who note something suspicious should notify the nearest authorities, the Information Committee said.—Myanmar News Agency

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