Burma Parcel Bomb Blasts Kill 5 Including Ousted Lawmaker—Media

Blasts from at least one parcel bomb in Burma (also known as Myanmar) have killed five people, including an ousted lawmaker and three police officers who had joined a civil disobedience movement opposing military rule, media reported on Tuesday. Since the elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was overthrown in a coup on Feb. 1, Burma has seen an increasing number of small blasts in residential areas, and sometimes targeting government offices or military facilities. The latest blasts were in a village in the southern central part of Burma in Western Bago and occurred at around 5 p.m. on Monday, the Myanmar Now news portal reported, citing a resident. Three blasts were triggered when at least one parcel bomb exploded at a house in the village, killing a regional lawmaker from Suu Kyi’s National League of Democracy (NLD) party, as well as the three police officers …
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