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Gunshots Fired at US Cultural Centre in Yangon, Myanmar

Sule pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar

Sule pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: Piqsels.


Gunshots were fired at the US cultural centre in Yangon but caused no injuries, according to an embassy spokesperson.

“We can confirm that shots were fired at the American Center Yangon on 27 March. There were no injuries. We are investigating the incident,” embassy spokesperson Aryani Manring said.

On Thursday, the US government imposed what it described as the most significant sanctions so far since the 1 February coup in Myanmar on two major military-controlled companies that run much of the nation’s economy.

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