Five explosions at South Dagon immigration centre

YANGON — Five bombs have exploded at an immigration office in Yangon’s South Dagon Township, the third such incident in a week.

An unnamed official from the South Dagon Fire Services Department told Frontier that the explosions had taken place shortly before 2pm on November 24. There were no initial reports of injuries.

The official said three bombs had gone off in a toilet inside the building, while another had exploded inside a rubbish bin. The fifth bomb was dealt with by a controlled explosion.

The Minister for Security and Border Affairs Colonel Tin Aung Htun visited the sight earlier today, but refused to comment.

On November 17, two bombs exploded at the Ocean Supermarket in Mayangone Township, and three days later four bombs went off at the Capital Supermarket in Dawbon Township. No injuries were reported in either incident.

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On November 21, authorities said a CCTV image of the person who planted the bombs in Mayangone had been shared with Yangon police. 

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