Bombs strike KBZ Bank, ATM in Yangon

A damaged KBZ ATM Friday morning at the Shwe Kabar Housing Estate in Yangon’s Mayangone Township. Photo: Khit Thit Media
A damaged KBZ ATM Friday morning at the Shwe Kabar Housing Estate in Yangon’s Mayangone Township. Photo: Khit Thit Media

A spate of bombs burst in Yangon’s Mayangone and Kamayut townships this morning, two of which targeted a bank facing a backlash for blocking donations to the pro-democracy cause.

In a city that’s become no stranger to guerrilla attacks by by anti-military forces on state security forces, residents said a bomb exploded in front of the KBZ Bank headquarters on Kamayut ‘s Pyay Road, across from Yangon University, while two others struck one of the bank’s ATMs on Min Dhama Road in Mayangone.

“The blast near KBZ Bank, in front of Pyay Road, was extremely loud. However, no one was injured. It went off near the Mala bus station. Police and military arrived and blocked the route. It has now reopened after an hour,” an unidentified local resident told reports.

There were no reports of injuries.

“The blast near KBZ Bank, in front of Pyay Road, was extremely loud. However, no one was injured. It went off near the Mala bus station. Police and military arrived and blocked the route. It has now reopened after an hour,” an unidentified local resident told reports.

Bomb explodes at Kyauktada Police Station in downtown Yangon

KBZ Group has been hit with boycott calls after it suspended accounts at the junta’s behest to deny donations to the shadow government and its allied forces looking to restore civilian rule.

Another bomb burst at about 9am at a KBZ ATM location in the Shwe Kabar Housing Estate. 

While many of the blasts do not cause casualties, some have.

Two soldiers were injured last night at a Ward Office in Mandalay’s Maha Aung Myay Township after a bomb struck the office, and hours later a village administrator was shot dead. 

Generation Z Power, an insurgent group aligned with the so-called People’s Defense Force, took credit for assassinating Myo Naing, saying it was necessary to purge the military’s subordinates and warning others not to work with the junta-controlled administration.

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