Myanmar: 2 IEDs Functioned at Prison, 8 Killed

Submitted by jrios031 on Wed, 10/19/2022 - 17:04

TRIPwire, 19 October 2022

On 19 October 2022, at approximately 0940 hours local time, local authorities responded to a prison for political detainees in Yangon after 2 IEDs functioned inside and outside the parcel reception office near the main gate, killing 3 prison workers and 5 visitors, and injuring 18 others. Authorities conducted a post-blast analysis of the scene and discovered a third device, described as a “homemade mine,” before rendering it safe. No further device details were provided. The Special Task Agency of Burma (STA) claimed responsibility for the attack.