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Parcel bomb mailed from Japan
- Subject: Parcel bomb mailed from Japan
- From: soewin@xxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 09 Apr 1997 00:32:00
PARCEL BOMB MAILED FROM JAPAN
Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent
BANGKOK-A parcel bomb that exploded Sunday night at the home of a top
Burmese military official was air-mailed by antigovernment groups sta-tioned
in Japan, the Myanmar military government said Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Myanmar sources reported that Japanese postage stamps
were affixed to the parcel.
However, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) of the military
government has yet to disclose any other details.
The Sunday mail bombing at the house of Lt. Gen.Tin Oo, the No.4 figure in
the SLORC, killed his 34-year-old daughter, Cho Lei Oo. The bomb reportedly
exploded when the daughter opened the parcel after receiving a phone call
from an unidentified person. The rebel Karen National Union and the
All-Burma Students Democratic Front, the student exile group, denied
involvement in the attack. It is unknown whether or not the groups have
branches in Japan.