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Many Theories On Myanmar Bombs

The government urged public vigilance against “terrorist acts” Tuesday as rumors swirled over who was behind a series of weekend bomb attacks and whether more people had died than the state media reported. A news blackout after the bombings Saturday stoked speculation that the number of victims in the worst attack in the capital in two decades had been higher than the toll reported by the state media: 11 dead and 162 wounded. “Our sources in Myanmar said there were 21 killed and 165 injured, of which 40 were critical,” a Thai security official told Reuters in Bangkok. Doubts have also surfaced about the Burmese junta’s assertion that ethnic guerrillas and pro-democracy exiles had been behind the attacks, which hit two upscale shopping malls and a trade center. Rebel groups accused the junta of orchestrating the blasts. Full Story

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