Two killed in COVID-19 checkpoint blast

YANGON (BERNAMA) – Two people including a security force member were killed and at least four others injured in a bomb blast in Myanmar’s Mandalay region on Monday, according to a release from the Ministry of Information.

The injured included two civilians, two members of the fire services department and some security force personnel, Xinhua quoted the release as saying.

According to the release, a bomb exploded at a COVID-19 checkpoint where healthcare measures were being carried out in Aungmyaythazan township on Monday morning.

The injured were sent to the military hospital for treatment and the search for the suspects is being carried out.