April 2010 Yangon Thingyan Bombings
|April 2010 Yangon Thingyan Bombings|
|Part of Internal Conflict in Burma|
|Location||Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)|
|Date||April 15, 2010
3:00 pm (GMT+6:30)
Bombings inside or in the vicinity of Yangon have occurred on numerous occasions in the past. In April 2006, five bombs detonated in the center of the city, no casualties were reported. In September 2008, a bomb exploded outside the Yangon City Hall killing 7 people and injured several others.
On April 15, 2010, three separate blasts occurred in front of the X2O water festival pavilion allegedly sponsored by Than Shwe's grandson near to Kandawgyi Lake, where hundreds of people were celebrating Water Festival.
Phyo Wai Aung, an engineer, was charged with alleged involvement in bombing was sentenced to death in May 2012. He pleaded innocent to the charges and said he was tortured during interrogations. He was released under a presidential pardon in August 2012 and died of liver cancer in January 2013.
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