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Two military air bases come under attack in Myanmar; Rockets fired, blasts reported

Unidentified attackers target two Myanmar air bases on Thursday, with blasts reported at one base and rocket fire seen at another, reports claimed.

The attacks come after three months of turmoil in Myanmar triggered by a February 1 military coup. There was no claim of responsibility or any confirmation of any casualties in the attacks.

In the first attack on Thursday, three blasts went off at an air base near the central town of Magway in the early hours, the Delta News Agency reported.




Later, five rockets were fired at one of the country’s main air bases, northeast of Magway, at Meiktila.

Loud sounds were heard in videos posted on social media.

Since the ouster of an elected government led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, pro-democracy protests have rocked cities and towns, and the military has cracked down with lethal force, killing more than 750 people, according to an activist group.



Fighting between the military and ethnic minority insurgents has also flared since the coup with the military launching numerous air strikes in the north and east.