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AP: Bomb Kills Burma Gen.'s Daughte
- Subject: AP: Bomb Kills Burma Gen.'s Daughte
- From: Winston_Lee@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 11:35:00
Subject: AP: Bomb Kills Burma Gen.'s Daughter -- <<<no, not ASSK>>>
Bomb Kills Burma Gen.'s
Monday, April 7, 1997 10:04 am EDT
RANGOON, Burma (AP) -- A mail bomb exploded in the
of a leading member of Burma's military
government, killing his
A senior military officer confirmed that an
explosion occurred at
8:52 p.m. Sunday at the house of Gen. Tin Oo, the
army chief of
Tin Oo was believed to have been the target of
exploded last December at a Rangoon pagoda,
killing five people.
The blasts occurred shortly after Tin Oo visited
The senior military officer, who spoke on
condition of anonymity,
said Tin Oo was not injured in Sunday's explosion.
government statement confirmed today that his
Cho Lei Oo, 34, was killed.
The government statement called the attack a
explosion'' and said a parcel bomb was suspected.
A funeral for Cho Lei Oo was scheduled for
Tuesday. She was
married to an army major and had two children.
There was no claim of responsibility and the
government did not
initially accuse anyone. The government has blamed
bombings on communists, rebel groups and
leader Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991 Nobel
All deny such charges.
A spokesman for Suu Kyi's party described the
bombing as ``an
act of cowardice'' and said the group had no
connection with the
Two rebel groups -- the Karen National Union and
Students Democratic Front -- told The Associated
Bangkok, Thailand, they also had nothing to do
with the blast.
Man Sha, vice secretary-general of the Karen
attributed the attack to a rivalry within the
ruling State Law and
Order Restoration Council, in power since 1988