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American tourist injured by Yangon hotel bomb

‘COORDINATED’:Monday night’s blast was followed by two more yesterday. A police official said similar devices found in Mandalay and Yangon were made with grenades

Reuters, YANGON, Myanmar

Presidential spokesman Ye Htut linked the blasts to Myanmar assuming this year’s chairmanship of ASEAN.

“It must have been carried out to create worries and concern among the people, and to make the international community doubt the security standard in Myanmar at a time when Myanmar is going to take the ASEAN chair,” Ye Htut told Radio Free Asia’s Burmese-language service.

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