Yangon, Feb 21 (AP) Myanmar authorities says a bomb exploded in a bank in the northern city of Lashio, a region where there is fighting between the government and ethnic minority guerrillas, killing two people and injuring 21 others. Also Read - YouTube Removes Myanmar Army Channels; United Nations to Meet on Crisis
The Facebook page of army commander Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing said officials were investigating whether a terrorist group was behind the explosion today. Also Read - Multiple Fatalities Reported As Police Crackdown on Protesters in Myanmar Turns Deadly
Ethnic rebel groups that have not signed a cease-fire with the government are often described as terrorists. Several ethnic rebel groups are active in northern Shan state, whose capital is Lashio. Also Read - Facebook Blocks Myanmar Military, Ban to Extend on Instagram As Well
Military explosive experts, medics, local police and Red Cross workers rushed to the Yoma Bank branch after the explosion. (AP) MRJ –
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