Local media also reported clashes in the north and east of the Asian nation.
This Saturday, the fighting spread to the Iyerwadi region, an important rice growing area with a large population of the Palmer majority ethnic group, from which the military draws its strength, and the Karen minority.
The bomber struck shortly after noon as soldiers arrived to arrest a man suspected of carrying weapons.
The Swedish People’s Defense Force, which opposes the military junta, claimed to have attacked a police station on Friday afternoon along with the Kutch Independent Army.
In eastern Myanmar, the Mobi People’s Security Force said it had clashed with the military on Friday afternoon.
Despite the turmoil, the Myanmar military has shown no signs of wanting to restore democracy.
This week, the Board welcomed its first top foreign visitors: the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and ambassadors of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Board Chairman Min Aung Haling met with ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jack Ho on Friday.
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Myanmar’s Special Advisory Council, a group of independent international experts, and that Asian diplomats should meet with opposition leaders and members of the parallel opposition government.
After a decade of democratic reforms, the military has sought to impose control since returning to power on February 1 through a coup.
Protests against the military junta are taking place daily in many parts of the country, which have been paralyzed by strikes, while clashes with ethnic groups in the military opposing the junta continue along Myanmar’s borders.
At least 845 people have been killed by security forces and more than 4,500 have been jailed so far, an activist group said.
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