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Small Blasts Hit Rakhine Town as Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Visits

Three small explosions went off in a southern Rakhine town in Myanmar Thursday just before civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi landed there in a rare visit to the conflict-ridden state, a local official said.

The blasts happened in the normally quiet town of Manaung on an island off Myanmar’s western coast where Suu Kyi was due to open a solar power plant.

“There were three explosions, but no casualties,” Win Myint, spokesperson for Rakhine’s regional government, told AFP.

He said it happened before Suu Kyi arrived, but since they were on the other side of town the event went ahead as planned read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com