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14 Apr 2020 | 02:39 AM UTC

Myanmar: Homemade bomb detonated in Muse town (Northern Shan state) April 12

Homemade bomb detonates near customs office in Muse town (Northern Shan state) on April 12; heightened security presence expected



A homemade bomb detonated near the customs office in Muse (Northern Shan state) on Sunday, April 12. According to reports, the customs office building and a car parked nearby were damaged in the explosion. No injuries were reported; an investigation is ongoing to find the perpetrators. Authorities have tightened security in the area following the incident.


No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but several militant groups are active in Shan state and carry out regular attacks against the military. Bombings are not uncommon in Shan state, but typically do not target civilians.


Individuals in Muse are advised to avoid the area of the blast, report any suspicious behavior or activity to the local authorities, and remain vigilant.