Bomber for blowing up train exposed in Myanmar

10:50, June 09, 2011      

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The Myanmar authorities have exposed the bomber who committed blowing up of a carriage of an express passenger train on Yangon-Mandalay rail route near Nay Pyi Taw on May 18, state-run daily the New Light of Myanmar reported Thursday.

The bomber, Kyaw D , who admitted carrying out the bomb explosion assigned by the anti-government ethnic armed group of Kayin National Union (KNU), was arrested at a farm house where he hid himself on May 29 on information.

He confessed that he brought the mine in plastic bag covered by paper with two separate batteries on the incident day, saying that he boarded the train at Toungoo station and as the train left Nay Pyi Taw at slow speed, he activated the mine and then jumped down from the train.

After the blast, he absconded towards Pinlaung area crossing the paddy field and creek and hiding himself at farm houses along his escape routes.

The bomb explosion, which blew off the roof of the third carriage at a location between Shwemyo and Sinthay railway station in Tatkon township of Nay Pyi Taw region, killed two people including a woman and injured nine others.

After the incident, Myanmar authorities have tightens security measures with rail transport, constantly monitoring the movement of passengers around railway stations and checking more than normal.

Source: Xinhua
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