Mon 3 Feb 2014
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
A convoy carrying Mandalay’s Chief Minister, Ye Myint, and other regional government officials was hit by a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) on Friday evening.
Three people were injured.
The convoy of eight vehicles was travelling from Mogok in Mandalay and shortly after entering Shan state the roadside bomb exploded.
The three injured were all journalists and were taken to Mandalay General hospital. Two sustained only light injuries and were discharged.
Reporter for Mandalay Daily Newspaper, Aung Min Oo, was hit by shrapnel in his forearm.
“Around the 30-mile marker the convoy was hit by some kind of explosion,” said Aung Min Oo. “I heard a loud boom and a piece of broken glass came flying into my forearm
Mandalay’s Chief Minister, Ye Myint, and Municipal Minister, Aung Mong, were not among the injured.
According to regional police the explosion hit the right side of the vehicle.
Police are yet to determine who was behind the attack.