Two Explosions Strike Myanmar’s Biggest City

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Witnesses say two explosions hit Myanmar’s largest city, but that no casualties have been reported.

An official says it was not immediately clear what caused the blasts Tuesday night, but that there are no casualties. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to release information.

Witnesses say the first blast took place at about 9:40 p.m. at a small park in western Yangon near Myeinigone junction, a busy area with a bus terminal.

They said the second, shortly after 11 p.m., occurred by a bus stop near another park close to Kamayut junction, another busy thoroughfare.

Terrorism is rare in military-ruled Myanmar, though some small bombs last year in Yangon injured about a dozen people.