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October 5, 2010

Explosion in Burma Blamed on Anti-Election Forces

Filed under: Burma/ Myanmar,elections,Feature Story,News — voaburmese @ 6:27 pm
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– VOA News

Burmese state media say a bombing at a local government office was carried out by opponents of next month’s elections.

The blast happened Wednesday in the town of Bago, located about 80 kilometers north of the main city of Rangoon. No one was hurt in the explosion.

State-run newspapers blamed the incident on “insurgents, destructive elements and political opportunists. “

Burma will hold elections on November 7, the nation’s first since Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy won in a landslide in 1990. The military did not recognize the results of the last election.

The international community has denounced the upcoming elections as a sham designed to keep the military junta in power.


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