YANGON—Eight people were killed during an attack at Insein Prison on Oct. 19. Two explosions occurred at the prison’s parcel receiving area. “Two blasts happened while I was passing through,” said a man living close to Insein Prison. The warden at the prison confirmed the attack.
Three prison officials were confirmed dead at the scene. Following the explosions, five civilians were killed and four were injured by the Burma Army. “The military fired randomly. Five women died,” a visitor to the prison said. It has been reported that eight total died during the attack at Insein Prison. Another 11 were critically injured, according to locals. Security around the prison has been tightened by junta troops. There have been explosions and firefights outside of Insein Prison in recent months which have killed and injured several people. This story is breaking and will be updated as soon as new information is reported.