Bomb blasts hit Burma’s capital, Naypyidaw, as well as the country’s second-largest city of Mandalay and the town of Pyin Oo Lwin on Friday, the latest in a series of blasts since a new military-backed government took power in March.
The first explosion happened around noon in downtown Mandalay, injuring at least two people and destroying one car (pictured above), Reuter reports.
A few minutes later, a second bomb blast occurred in Naypyidaw, near the government’s Gems Museum. A house was badly damaged, but no injuries were reported.
In Pyin Oo Lwin, the home of the Burmese military's elite Defense Services Academy, a third blast went off near an army supply and transport base.
The blasts were the latest in a series of bombings amid an armed conflict between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army, Burma's second largest ethnic armed group, that started on June 9.
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