MYANMAR: SEVEN SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN SITTWE BOMB BLAST

YANGON, Myanmar’s Sittwe District police chief Lt. Col. Min Zaw said that seven suspects had been arrested in connection with the Sittwe bomb blasts and were also being investigated for previous bombings.

A top leader of Arakan National Council (ANC) was included in the arrests.

Bombs went off in the early morning on Feb 24 in three places near State Legislative Assembly, Rakhine State Land Records Office and the residence of Rakhine State government secretary.

A policeman and a civilian were slightly injured in the explosions.

Four of the suspects arrested in this case, ANC Social Affairs In-charge Naing Soe, Maung Than Shwe, Shwe Tun Aung and Maung Oo Myint were produced before the Sittwe township court and were remanded up to March 12 under section 50(a)(i) of Anti-Terrorism Law.

Source: NAM News Network