Routes linking Yangon and Mandalay hit by mine attacks

One attack destroyed a bridge on the old Yangon-Mandalay highway, while another caused a train to derail in the same area in Bago Region

A bridge on the old Yangon-Mandalay highway and a section of railway linking the two cities were both significantly damaged by mine attacks carried out by resistance forces on Wednesday, according to state media reports.

The incidents occurred in Bago Region’s Pyu Township, in territory controlled by Brigade 3 of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA). Both attacks took place near Kanyut Kwin, a village about 15 miles south of the town of Pyu.

An explosion destroyed the Nganu Than highway bridge near Kanyut Kwin, while a train was derailed by a second blast on the rail line between Kanyut Kwin and Nyaung Pin Thar, about five miles to the north, junta-controlled media reported.

There were no casualties caused by the derailment, but at least two trains had to be cancelled early Wednesday.

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