Blast in Lashio Lashio city Blast in Lashio Friday, 27 March 2009 10:52 S.H.A.N. A powerful blast at dawn on 19 March in Lashio, the capital of Shan State North, left a 1 ? feet wide 酒店打工and 2 feet deep crater, according to sources coming to the Sino-Burma border. It also blew a gaping hole in one wall of the badmint 濾桶on court nearby. Nobody in Panglom Quarter aka Quarter #6 was reported hurt. The explosion took place at 04:13. Suspicion was cast on the Un 土地買賣ited Wa State Army, with whom the Burma Army had been maintaining an increasingly uneasy peace since late last year. On 10 March, 9 days earlier, 8 men coming 房屋貸款 from the Wa capital Panghsang, 5 of them believed to be Chinese nationals, were detained by the Military Affairs Security (MAS), the successor to the defunct Military Intell 找房子igence Service (MIS). “They were accused as contracted manufacturers of arms at the Wa weapons factory,” said a source close to the military. “As far as I know, they are still under cus 售屋網tody.” Others commented that the bomb blast could have been the handiwork of some other armed groups, including disenchanted members of the Burma Army itself. “The Wa would have placed it elsewhere w 帛琉here they could inflict serious damage to the military,” said a businessman who knew the Wa. So far, no one has claimed responsibility. Northern Shan State, apart from the Burma Army and militia units under its control, 帛琉has 5 ceasefire groups: the United Wa State Army (UWSA), Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) simply known as Kokang, Shan State Army (SSA) North, Kachin Defense Army (KDA) and Kachin Independence Army (KIA). AFP meanwhile 酒店工作reported that one man was killed and two women injured yesterday when a bomb exploded at a guest house in Rangoon’s North Okkalapa township. http://www.shanland.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2517:blast-in-lashio&catid=86:war&Itemid=2 開幕活動84 .