2 bomb blasts kill 1

YANGON, (PNA/Xinhua) — Two series of bomb explosions in Namkham township, eastern Myanmar’s Shan State, killed one person and injured six others Thursday morning, official sources confirmed.

The bombs blasted at 25 minutes’ interval near a pagoda at 7:15 a.m. and at 7:35 a.m. (local time) respectively.

A municipal worker was killed on the spot, while six by-passers were injured.

Earlier on Wednesday night, a bomb blasted in Namhkam without causing casualties.

Police authorities have tightened the security in the township, and investigation into the incident is underway.

The Namhkam bomb blasts added to a series of bomb attacks in a week from Oct. 9 to 15 in Phyu, Tounggoo, Yangon, Mandalay and Sagaing, in which two people were killed and four including a foreigner were injured.

The official media reported one suspect has been arrested and another one was named in the connection, and up to six suspects have been exposed by the authorities and are yet to be confirmed.