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Six Hurt In Myanmar Blast

Six persons sustained minor injuries at a bus-stop outside City Hall in Myanmar's capital Yangon Thursday. "It was a small bomb blast. Altogether six persons were slightly injured... They were sent to the hospital," a police official said.

The explosion occurred in the morning near a park in the downtown area, the latest in a series of explosions in the military-ruled country this month. Military and police officials swiftly cordoned off the area, and urged persons gathered at the scene to disperse.

The blast came a day after the military junta released Win Tin, one of the founders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Nobel Peace laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, along with 9,000 other prisoners -- a gesture that the state media described as "loving kindness and goodwill".

Two persons were killed and 10 wounded September 11 by two explosions at a video cafe northeast of Yangon. Those were preceded by an explosion days earlier aboard a Yangon bus injuring three persons.

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