Yangon, Oct. 17 (Reuters): Several bombs exploded in northeastern Myanmar today, police said, the latest in a string of unexplained attacks, including a blast this week that injured an American tourist in a plush hotel in the country’s commercial capital.
Investigations are proceeding into the motive behind the string of bombings that have killed at least two persons and wounded four over five days in four different regions. Myanmar’s two biggest cities, Yangon and Mandalay, have both been hit.
The latest explosions struck Namkham, a town in Shan state bordering China, where ethnic rebels have been battling government forces.
“I don’t know if there’s any connection between these latest blasts and the incidents in Yangon and Mandalay,” a police official in the capital, Naypyitaw, said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to media.
Local media said the Namkham blasts had killed one person and injured two, including a child. The information could not be verified.