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June 23, 2018

India-Myanmar border gate closed after explosion, shootings

A fence seen along the India-Myanmar border.
A fence seen along the India-Myanmar border.

India shut down the border crossing between India and Myanmar on 3rd October after an explosion in the town of Moreh, Manipur State, India and a shooting near Nanpharlon market in Tamu, Sagaing Region on 2nd October. Both towns are near the border.
After the explosion and shooting, authorities in India closed the gate where goods normally flow in and out of the Nanpharlon market for the security of the local people living in the border area, said U Tint Wai, the Police Superintendent from Tamu District’s Police office.
The closure of the gate between India and Myanmar renders trade difficult and makes businesses suffer, said local residents.
At least three explosions have occurred at the border area this year. Authorities from the two countries are still investigating these cases.


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