May 2005 Yangon Bombings

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May 2005 Yangon Bombings
Part of Internal Conflict in Myanmar
Location Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Date 7 May 2005
3:10 pm[1] (MST)
Target Civilians
Attack type
bombing
Deaths 11[1][2][3]
Non-fatal injuries
162[2]

The May 2005 Yangon Bombings were nearly simultaneous bomb blasts that killed 11 people and injured 162 on 7 May 2005 in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma).[2][4]

Bombings[edit]

On 7 May 2005, nearly simultaneous bomb blasts occurred at two supermarkets and a convention centre in Yangon.[2][4] The first bomb blew up at an exhibition hall at Mingala Taungnyunt Township where a Thai trade fair was under way, killing three people including a Buddhist monk, and wounding many others. The second explosion tore through a City Mart supermarket in Mayangon Township and the final explosion struck in the Dagon Shopping Center near the Myaynigone Intersection.[2]

Investigations[edit]

The authorities blamed the Karen National Union, the Shan State Army-South, the Karenni National Progressive Party and the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma. The Karen National Union and the Shan State Army-South quickly denied responsibility.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rebels deny Myanmar bomb attacks - 7 May 2005". CNN. 8 May 2005. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Rebel bombings kill 11 in Myanmar". China Daily. 8 May 2005. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Asia-Pacific | Bomb blasts rock Burmese capital". BBC News. 7 May 2005. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Bomb Blasts in Burma–A Chronology". The Irrawaddy. 18 May 2006. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.