Deadly blasts at notorious Myanmar prison: Reports


Yangon: At least eight people have been killed in explosions at Myanmar’s notorious Insein prison in Yangon.

Insein Prison is the country’s largest jail with close to 10,000 prisoners, many of whom are political prisoners.

No party has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. At least 10 other people were injured.

The century-old prison is infamous for its harsh conditions and inhumane treatment of prisoners, rights groups say.

Myanmar is currently run by a military junta which toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected civilian government last year in a violent coup.

The junta faces stiff resistance in large parts of the country where there is an active guerrilla front known as the People’s Defence Force (PDF).

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