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Rioters escalate terrorist acts in townships across country


Rioters escalated terrorist acts in the townships in respective regions and states across the countries. They have attacked the security forces with grenades and live ammunition, setting homemade mines on public places and roads and setting fire on the people’s houses.
On 13 April, a mine explosion on Tagaung (8) street, No. (5) Ward, South Okkalapa Township, occurred in the afternoon and security forces went and inspected the area. A man riding on a motorbike threw a homemade mine on the street, and it was reportedly exploded.
Similarly, three men came and threw three mines that exploded in front of the ward administration office in No (4) Ward, South Okkalapa Township, at around 2 pm. However, they didn’t harm anyone or anything.
At about 8:15 pm on 13 April, two security force members were attacked by two men with live ammunition at the No (2) branch of the Global Treasure Bank in Zayit ward, Dawei Township. During the inspection around the area, one 91 grenade, .22 cartridges and two shells were recovered.
At about 4:30 am yesterday, the Golden Point tea shop owned by U Maung Nge, 54, son of U Kyi Shwin, who lives in Kyitautpauk village in Singu Township, was attacked by a group of rioters. They splashed petrol into the shop and threw a homemade mine, which exploded, and the fire broke out. Although the shop was burnt, no one was hurt.
The two homemade mines were also thrown into the shop owned by a civilian in Chaung Gyi village, Thabeikkyin Township, at about 4:30 am. One mine was exploded in front of the shop, and another was on the house’s roof. Two people were injured due to the explosion and sent to the Tatmadaw hospital for medical treatment. At the same time, a group of people came and threw a mine to the house of U Myint Win, 52, son of U Thaung Kyi, who lives in the same village. The mine exploded on the roof of the house but didn’t harm anyone.
Similarly, at around 8:05 am yesterday, three landmines planted in the ground by terrorists exploded while the security forces’ vehicles were stopping near the checkpoint in Monywa town. The security forces had to deactivate one mine found at the mine explosion area near the trash can on Thittaw road, Yone Gyi ward, Monywa Town, at about 8:35 am.
It is reported that action will be taken against those perpetrators as soon as possible according to the law. — MNA

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