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Lawyer said Myanmar shot in Yangon

Lawyer said Myanmar shot in Yangon

Photo: Soe Thu Moe

A lawyer of the ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) was Sunday shot dead at the airport in the capital Yangon.

The victim came back from a business trip in Indonesia when an unknown man opened fire. In addition, two others injured.

“They have my boss shot, he is dead. I stand next to his body and there is blood on the ground,” says the assistant of the lawyer told Reuters.

The police have now a suspect held. A motive for the murder is not yet clear. The lawyer is a prominent figure of the muslim community in the country.

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