Grenade Found In Kyaukme Monastery


While cleaning a monastery in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme Township on Friday, monks uncovered a grenade in the facilities. 

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The discovery occurred at around 10:30 a.m. in Weiluwun monastery. The monk who found the grenade said that it was in a plastic bag and that he was “really shocked” when he saw it. 

Kyaukme parliamentarian Sai Tun Win confirmed that local authorities came and removed the explosive. 

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“We don’t know which organization left the grenade there,” he said. 

Police officers in Kyaukme say that they are investigating the case. 

The Burma Army, military-backed People’s Militia Forces, and various ethnic armed organizations are active in the area.