Minor injuries due to explosive device in Mandalay, Myanmar

Five people (a Buddhist child novice monk, three women and one man) sustained minor injuries when a suspected explosive device detonated near an event hosted by a controversial Myanmar monk who has been accused of inflaming Buddhist-Muslim tensions. Travellers should be aware that sectarian Buddhist-Muslim tensions remain in Myanmar. Travellers should avoid all public, religious and political gatherings since they may turn violent without notice.