Police officer injured in Naypyitaw blast as spate of homemade bomb attacks continues 

A police officer was injured in a bomb explosion in Naypyitaw’s Pyinmana Township on Wednesday, residents told Myanmar Now, just hours after two bombs went off in Yangon the night before. 

The explosion in the capital happened at around 8am near the building of a military recruitment office in the No. 2 Paunglaung ward. A police vehicle parked near the office was slightly damaged by the blast, a Pyinmana local said.

The police officer injured his head, the local said.

“A policeman was seen with blood on his face and bandages,” he said.

Shortly after the explosion, at least 12 vehicles full of soldiers and police arrived and searched in the area, he added.

Two protesters were killed in Pyinmana during crackdowns on anti-regime demonstrations following the February 1 coup.

On Tuesday night there were two explosions outside the military’s newly-opened Moe Kaung Treasure Maternal and Child Hospital in Yangon, though no one was injured.  

Local residents told The Irrawaddy that regime forces set off the bombs in controlled explosions after finding them. No one has claimed responsibility for planting the explosives.

Military chief Min Aung Hlaing attended the opening ceremony of the hospital on Sunday.

There have been numerous explosions of homemade bombs reported across the country recently, including others in Yangon. The attacks have targeted government offices, police stations and ward administration offices.

Bombs went off near three government buildings in Magway Region’s Myaing Township early on Tuesday morning, but there were no reported injuries. 


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