24 Jun '11, 3pm

Bomb blasts strike the Burmese cities of Mandalay and Naypyidaw.

Bomb blasts rattled three Myanmar cities including the capital on Friday, an official said, the latest in a series of explosions that authorities have mostly blamed on ethnic minority rebels. The blasts rekindled security concerns at a time when pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to launch her first political tour of the army-dominated country since her release from house arrest in November. The first explosion destroyed a car and shattered windows in the central city of Mandalay shortly before noon on Friday, a government official said. Residents said two people were injured. It was followed soon afterwards by an explosion at an unoccupied home in the capital Naypyidaw and another blast in the town of Pyin Oo Lwin in central Myanmar, said the official, who did not want to be named. A spokesman for Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi said the recent explosions...

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