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Bomb found on train in Myanmar capital

world Updated: May 24, 2009 22:05 IST

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Myanmar state media says a bomb has been found on a train about to leave the station in the country's capital and authorities are blaming a dissident group for planting the explosive.

The country's state-run television says the bomb with a timing device was found on the roof of the train today afternoon in Naypyitaw about 400 kilometers north of Yangon--the country's commercial capital.

It was later defused and no one was hurt.

Authorities are blaming All Burma Students' Democratic Front. The group was formed in 1988 after the ruling generals crushed pro-democracy demonstrations.

A number of student activists fled to eastern jungle areas along the Thai border where ethnic minority groups gave them a safe haven.