• BOMB BLASTS ROCK MYANMAR, ONE DEAD

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    YANGON: Three bombs exploded in eastern Myanmar leaving one person dead, police said on Thursday, the latest in a series of explosions that the United States denounced as “acts of terror.” “There have been three bomb blasts,” a police official told Agence France-Presse, adding that the victim was a municipal worker in Namkham in restive eastern Shan state near the Chinese border. The region has been shaken in recent years by fighting between the military and ethnic minority rebels. Western governments have warned travellers to exercise extreme caution in Myanmar after the series of minor bomb blasts, including one at the luxury Traders Hotel in Yangon that injured an American woman. No group has claimed responsibility for the string of blasts, which occurred as Myanmar prepares to host a major regional sporting event in December and chair the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next year.

    AFP

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