EH NAH KWEKALU
Yesterday, an unknown armed group going by the initials BBK, hijacked 16 trucks belonging to the Italian-Thai Development Company working on the controversial Tavoy-Kanchanaburi highway been built in Southern Burma.
An Italian-Thai Development Company officer (who did not want to be name for security reasons) told Karen News about the hijacking.
“Early morning, five armed men, equipped with MA-2 rifles stopped all the companies vehicles traveling between Myitta and Kwe Waw Wah (aka as Ain Wai) villages.”
The ITD officer believes the armed group included many more than five men who attacked the trucks.
The Italian-Thai Development Company is a Thai owned company that is constructing the highway linking Burma’s Tavoy town to Thailand’s Kanchanaburi. The ITD officer said the hijacking happened despite the heavy presence of Burma Army troops guarding providing security for the road construction. Continue reading “Burma armed group hijacks 16 Thai company trucks”
Rangoon (Mizzima) – A bomb exploded in a public toilet near the corner of Pyay Road and University Avenue Road in Rangoon at about 11 a.m. on Wednesday, killing one woman about 20 years old. Another woman was injured.
The bomb exploded on the women’s side of a public toilet, heavily damaging the roof.
“We could hear the sound from near the Marlar Hostel bus stop,” a source told Mizzima. “The toilet was built with aluminum. Its roof was turned up. One person was taken to the hospital via ambulance.”
Traffic was blocked off at the Rangoon University road area of University Avenue Road and Pyay Road.