MANDALAY - The second largest city of Myanmar, still encountered bomb alerts in public places after an unexploded bomb was found in a restaurant in the city recently.
A separate incident that also prompted a bomb scare at the Kwelsekan Highway Bus Compound on October 19 involved an unlicensed vehicle that was parked in the vincinity with the owner no where to be found. Authorities checked the vehicle and found no explosive material.
On October 14, an unexploded bomb was found at Golden Duck Restaurant in the city.
Also in the evening of October 18, a suspicious package was found near National Theatre in the city. The authorities opened it to find it's only a handset wrapped up with batteries. On the same day, the authorities went to confirm it's just a firework when they're reported smoke were coming out of a garbage dump on 23th Street in the evening.
When the officials went to check the ownerless unlicensed vehicle at the compound, they just found a 12-volt battery, an umbrella, a bottle of purified water and a bottle of alcohol branded Red Label on it.
"Currently as the people are deeply concerned due to bomb rumours, they reported about anything found suspicious to the authorities. The police also make quick actions upon the public reports. It's good for the public security," said an official from Mandalay Region Police Force.
Though the police announced they have arrested suspects for the recent bombings in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing, Taungoo and Phyu, suspicious packages suspected as bombs are still being found in Yangon, Mandalay and Hpaan currently.