TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A petrol bomb was thrown at the lakeside Yangon compound of Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday while she was away from her home, a government spokesman said.
“It was a petrol bomb,” spokesman Zaw Htay confirmed to AFP, without giving further details on a possible motive for a small but rare attack targeting Suu Kyi.
The petrol bomb caused minor damage. But the attack on the villa where Suu Kyi was held for long years of house arrest by the former junta is hugely symbolic.
Suu Kyi has increasingly attracted the ire of the international community over her failure to speak up on behalf of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim community.
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