June 6th, 2011
By Independent Mon News Agency – The public market and gold shops in Three Pagodas Pass area have been closed due to an unstable situation after the military intelligence office was bombed yesterday.
“Many big shops which sell clothes here were closed. Only small grocery shops are open. All gold shops are closed,” said a resident in Three Pagodas Pass town, near the Thai-Burma border.
This resident explained that today, locals did not go to work in the rubber plantations or walk across the Thai border to work in the Thai shoe and textile factories.
“We heard there will be one more attack today, this is why the people are afraid to go to work,” said the resident.
The Burmese government troops have not yet been deployed to Three Pagodas Pass. “We do not see any soliders. I think they have been deployed outside the town,” said a member of the New Mon State Party.
Yesterday, an unknown armed group attacked and bombed the military intelligence office in Three Pagodas Pass, killing one military intelligence officer, one nine-year-old girl and wounding four others.
The group was composed of seven people wearing masks over their faces. They attacked at 3 p.m. yesterday, throwing bombs at the military intelligence office and the Buddhist Assembly hall, where Burmese government troops resided. Continue reading “Situation Unstable After Bomb Blast in Three Pagodas Pass”