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Bomb attack on Burmese general
Mail bomb kills
daughter of military
GOON, Burma ? A mail bomb exploded in the
home of a
leading member of Burma?s military government,
senior military officer confirmed that an explosion
8:52 p.m. Sunday at the house of Gen. Tin Oo, the
Oo was believed to have been the target of bombs
exploded last December at a Rangoon pagoda, killing five
blasts occurred shortly after Tin Oo visited the
senior military officer, who spoke on condition of
said Tin Oo was not injured in Sunday?s explosion.
government statement confirmed today that his eldest
Cho Lei Oo, 34, was killed.
government statement called the attack a ?terrorist
explosion? and said a parcel bomb was suspected.
funeral for Cho Lei Oo was scheduled for Tuesday.
married to an army major and had two children.
re was no claim of responsibility and the government
initially accuse anyone. The government has blamed
bombings on communists, rebel groups and
cy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the 1991
Prize. All deny such charges.
spokesman for Suu Kyi?s party described the bombing
as ?an act
of cowardice? and said the group had no connection
rebel groups ? the Karen National Union and the
Students Democratic Front ? told The Associated
Bangkok, Thailand, they also had nothing to do with
Sha, vice secretary-general of the Karen National
attributed the attack to a rivalry within the ruling State
Order Restoration Council, in power since 1988.
is situation does not concern the KNU. It concerns
Man Sha said. ?Inside their army, they?re having
more power struggles.?