Three blasts were triggered when at least one parcel bomb exploded at a house in a village in Western Bago, killing a regional lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League of Democracy party.
Kachin Independence Army, one of the country's most powerful rebel groups, says it shot down a helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near Momauk town in Myanmar's far north.
Karen rebel group calls for unity among all ethnic fighters as seven people are reportedly shot dead in fresh protests against military regime.
The country has been in an uproar since the military ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, triggering a massive uprising, which authorities have tried to quell by deploying lethal force and live ammunition.
In the first attack, three blasts were reported at an air base near the central town of Magway. Later, five rockets were reportedly fired at one of the country’s main airbases, at Meiktila, northeast of Magway.
Two warplanes "launched an air strike and aerial gunfire" followed by rockets from helicopters, says governor of Thailand's Mae Hong Son province, which borders Myanmar's Karen state, marking a second day of assault.
Prominent ethnic insurgent group captures and burns down army base in eastern Karen state followed by military's air strikes.
Anti-coup activists in Myanmar are encouraging the public for a different type of civil defiance instead of protests, day after the junta’s Senior General Min Aung Hlaing reached an agreement at an ASEAN summit in Indonesia.
A formal statement, which was issued by ASEAN leaders after they met with Myanmar General Min Aung Hlaing in Jakarta, calls for “immediate cessation of violence in Myanmar” and urges all parties to “exercise utmost restraint”.
UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Tom Andrews said the junta crackdown uprooted nearly 250,000 people in Myanmar, urging the world to act immediately to address the humanitarian catastrophe in the country.
Early prisoner releases are customary during major holidays, but this is the second time the ruling junta has done so since it overthrew the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi,
Most people in Myanmar are shunning usual festivities this year to focus on their campaign against the junta who overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government on February 1.
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