Urban guerrilla group sets off bombs near junta police station in Yangon

The attack was intended to instil fear in police serving under Myanmar’s military junta, the underground resistance group behind the incident says

Two consecutive explosions occurred near the Thuwunna police station in Yangon’s Thingangyun Township at around 7am on Tuesday with no reported casualties or injuries.

An underground anti-junta resistance group operating in the city claimed responsibility for the attack, describing it as a threat to the police serving under Myanmar’s military junta.

In a statement posted on social media, the Western Yangon District PDF, claiming to be affiliated with the People’s Defence Force—the armed wing of the publicly-mandated National Unity Government—said it had detonated two bombs in the incident. 

Junta soldiers blockaded the streets around the site following the blast.

The Western Yangon District PDF has claimed responsibility for similar attacks targeting the military-owned Myawaddy Bank and a number of other police stations in the commercial capital throughout the past year. . .

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