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Bomb Explosion at General Tin Oo's
- Subject: Bomb Explosion at General Tin Oo's
- From: strider@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 04:02:00
Subject: Bomb Explosion at General Tin Oo's House
BOMB EXPLOSION AT GENERAL TIN OO'S HOUSE
April 7, 1997
It has been confirmed by SLORC authorities that a bomb exploded at
General Tin Oo's house on Sunday night, April 6th, at 8:30 pm. 1 person,
General Tin Oo's daughter, was killed in the explosion. The bomb came in
a parcel and it was reported - but not confirmed - that the parcel was
hand-delivered by someone on a motorcycle. General Tin Oo lives in Dagon
Township on the corner of Manawhari and Kayebim Roads. His daughter was
reported to be approximately 40 years old. Those who lived in the area
reported that the explosion was extremely loud. No one has claimed
responsibility for the bomb.
Rangoon has been extremely tense over the past few weeks because of the
Buddhist monks' protests which have included attacks on mosques. One
opposition member reported that observers saw some monks carrying pistols
and walkie talkies inside their robes, but this has not been confirmed.
Various ministries which had been setting up pandals (stages) in front of
their office buildings for Burmese New Year (Thingyan) have started
pulling them down. They are very worried that the situation may get out
of control during the New Year celebrations when people drink and take
to the streets to throw water on one another and release pent up emotions.
We will post more information as soon as we receive more details.
(note: Thingyan begins this weekend)