Myanmar warns against more blasts

February 16th, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin  

Yangon, Feb 16 (Xinhua) Authorities in Myanmar have warned against more sabotage in the country in the wake of a series of bomb blasts early this year, reported the state-run New Light of Myanmar Saturday. “Internal and external destructive elements are scheming together to detonate bombs again in some important places and busy places in the nation and they are sending trained destructionists into the nation,” said the newspaper, calling on people to expose the saboteurs and explosives.

The authorities have urged people to promptly provide information if they notice any suspicious activities of people.

There have been a number of bomb blasts in Myanmar since January this year, killing three people and wounding five.

The authorities accused insurgents of sending terrorists and explosives to the country across the border to carry out sabotage to undermine the stability of the state, community peace and prevalence of law and order, and killing innocent people and creating public panic in the country.

Since the government adopted a policy of national reconciliation in 1989, 17 main anti-government armed groups have made peace with the government under respective ceasefire agreements, except the largest anti-government ethnic armed group, Kayin National Union.

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