|Armed Burmese police guarding Rangoon's Traders Hotel.|
Just last night (October-14) a crude time bomb deliberately left in the bathroom of Traders Hotel’s Room-921 exploded at 11:30 pm and seriously injured a 43-year-old American woman. She and her husband and two young Children had just checked into the hotel at about 12:00 am that day.
Before that two teenagers were seriously wounded by another home-made bomb left on roadside in Thar-kay-ta Township of Rangoon when they tried to open the package at about 5:40 pm on October-13.
At about 8:45 pm on October-11 a 29-year-old policeman and a young woman were killed by a bomb left in their room at Chan-Myae Guest House in Taung-ngu Town. One young woman also in the room was wounded and later taken to the hospital.
Those are just few major cases of Muslim bombers trying to kill and maim people of Burma as there were more cases of unexploded bombs left in Rangoon and other cities across Burma.
Traders Hotel Bomber A Muslim Caught in 24 Hours
|Traders Hotel's Room-921 where a bomb exploded.|
She and her husband and their two kids just checked into Room-921 at about 12:30 pm that day. She suffered wounds on her left thigh, left buttock, right forearm, and left side of her back and she reached Rangoon General Hospital’s ER at about 11:40 pm that night.
The whole ninth floor of the hotel was evacuated and the guests re-accommodated in the vacant rooms on other floors. Her family is still in the hotel as the police and army personnel cleared the hotel and the adjacent areas.
After examining thoroughly the CCTV footages and guest-records police SB (Special Branch) quickly discovered the culprit and arrested 27-year-old Burmese Muslim man Saw Myint Lwin who was the last guest staying in Room-921.
Police alleged that after planting the bomb in the bathroom he hurriedly left the hotel in a taxi, paying the driver a very generous 70,000 kyats. But he apparently dropped his Burmese NRC card (National Registration Card) in the taxi which led police to his where about and his arrest.
He was described unofficially by the police as a Muslim and a former Burmese national now holding a Malaysian passport which he used to check into the Traders Hotel in Rangoon.
|Four suspect bombers caught for Traders Hotel bombing.|
|Shwe Bae restaurant where a Muslim bomb was left.|
They had deliberately left the bag containing the time-bomb under the table, but the diligent waiter thought that they had forgotten their bag and he picked it up and followed them and tried to return the bag to them.
They initially refused to take it back but eventually take it and after a few steps away from the waiter boy they dropped the bag at the corner and ran away as if their lives were in serious danger. By then the waiter became suspicious and opened the bag and found the bomb inside. He surely was either a brave boy or a stupid boy as he nearly blew himself up.
|Bomber Mohammad Thar Lay.|
But team’s brave efforts to defuse the bomb were futile and eventually they covered the bomb with car-tyres and sandbags and blew it up with some explosives.
The suspect couple are both Malaysian nationals holding Malaysian passports but the man was a former Burmese national and Bengali-Muslim named Mohammad Thar Lay (a) Aung Aung a son of Soe Lwin.
|Army bomb-disposal man (or boy).|
|Army engineers disposing an un-exploded bomb.|
|A pagoda in Sagaing where a bomb was planted by a group of Muslim.|
|Newspaper account of a bomb explosion in Mandalay.|
|Newspaper account of the bomb discovered in a Rangoon restaurant.|
|Newspaper account of Thar-kay-ta bomb-explosion wounding two young children.|
|Army bomb-disposal unit defusing a bomb in Rangoon.|
|Map of bombings and bomb-found all over Burma (Image from Irrawaddy).|
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