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One police member killed in bomb attack on Lewe police station in Nay Pyi Taw

One police member was killed and three others wounded as the attackers who arrived by motorbike threw a grenade at Lewe Township police station in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar, at around five pm on 12 June.

Police member De Thu Kha was killed and three others including police inspector Pyone Cho, police corporal Kyaw Thu wounded in a bomb attack on the Lewe police station.

Since the end of May until mid-June, the resistance forces have been carrying out more attacks on security camps in Nay Pyi Taw, where the military council is headquartered.

At around 8 pm on 12 June, a bomb attack occurred at the security gate near Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC)-2 in Zabuthiri Township in Nay Pyi Taw.

On 12 June, a combined force of People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) attacked Mway Hauk Myaung military camp in Pyinmana in Nay Pyi Taw. Five military council soldiers were killed and one PDF member wounded.

“I have seen more attacks these days amid tight security. Attacks are reported in Lewe and Zabuthiri, said a Lewe resident.

The military council confirmed the attack on Lewe police station. Some members of the military security forces said that the attackers were arrested in Pyinmana on the morning of 13 June through CCTV footage.

A member of the military council, who did not want to be named, said, “The military council checked the CCTV footage and searched for the people included in the footage. The attackers were caught near Kimpontan market in Pyinmana, where the motorcycle used by the person was found in the video record. At the moment, three people have been arrested,” he said.

Security has been increased in Nay Pyi Taw. Attacks like this occur although the military council has fully installed CCTV at the junction and crossroads, traffic posts and wards, residents say.

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