|Protesters flash a three-finger salute during a march to protest against Myanmar military coup, in Taipei. (File photo by= Ann Wang / REUTERS)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] Blasts from at least one parcel bomb in Myanmar have killed five people, including an ousted lawmaker and three police officers who had joined a civil disobedience movement opposing military rule, local media reported on Tuesday (May 3).
The latest blasts were in a village in the southern central part of Myanmar in western Bago and occurred at around 5 pm local time on Monday Myanmar Now news portal reported, citing a resident. Three blasts were triggered when at least one parcel bomb exploded at a house in the village, killing a regional lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy (NLD) party, as well as the three police officers and a resident, the report said.
Another police officer involved in the civil disobedience movement was also severely wounded after his arms were blown off by the explosion, the resident was cited as saying. He had been hospitalized and was receiving treatment, Myanmar Now said. Khit Thit media also reported the blasts, citing an unnamed NLD official in the area. Reuters couldn’t independently verify the reports, and a military spokesman didn’t answer a phone call seeking comment. Meanwhile, domestic media also reported that a junta-appointed local administrator had been stabbed to death in the main city, Yangon.