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US issues security alert for key Myanmar cities

Rtv online desk
|  03 Oct 2019, 00:00 | Update : 03 Oct 2019, 22:30
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The United States has issued an advisory warning of potential attacks in Myanmar’s key cities of Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay.

The US embassy in Yangon, in a recently issued advisory said Myanmar's security forces are investigating reports of potential attacks on Oct 16, Oct 26, and in the coming months.

The advisory did not specify the type of attack that was being anticipated or who the potential perpetrators are.

The Canadian, British and Australian embassies in Myanmar issued subsequent announcements urging their citizens to travel with caution, reports The Myanmar Times.

Citing a statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs dated Sept 13, the Myanmar Times reported that 20 Northern Alliance members had met near Maela or Behklaw Refugee Camp in Tha Song Yang district of Tak province, Thailand, to confirm the dates of the bomb blasts.


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