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Bomb Killed Daughter of Burmese Gen
- Subject: Bomb Killed Daughter of Burmese Gen
- From: waterly@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 21:17:00
Subject: Bomb Killed Daughter of Burmese General
The New York Times Company
The New York Times
April 7, 1997, Monday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section A; Page 8; Column 1; Foreign Desk
LENGTH: 230 words
HEADLINE: Bomb Kills Daughter Of Burmese General
DATELINE: YANGON, Myanmar, Monday, April 7
A bomb exploded at the house of a top Burmese military official, killing his
daughter and setting off a renewed security alert in the capital, Yangon,
sources close to the family and diplomats said today.
The bomb exploded on Sunday at the house of Lieut. Gen. Tin Oo, the Army
Chief of Staff and Secretary No. 2 of Slorc, the ruling State Law and Order
Sources close to the family said General Tin Oo's eldest daughter was killed
in the blast. The daughter's name and age were not given.
Government officials confirmed the attack but would not say if General Tin
Oo's daughter was killed.
Heightened security was apparent today on the streets of Yangon, formerly
called Rangoon. Armed troops and police officers stood on many streets, although
they were not seen stopping pedestrians or vehicles.
The military Government of Myanmar, formerly Burma, has been on top
security alert since late December when two bombs exploded at a Buddhist shrine
in the capital, killing 5 people and wounding 17. The Government blamed that
attack on the Karen National Union guerrilla group, which has denied
General Tin Oo is one of the hardliners in the Government, and often gives
speeches urging troops and citizens to "annihilate" anyone who opposes the
Government and anyone seen trying to undermine the stability of the nation.
LOAD-DATE: April 7, 1997