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Eight killed as parcel bombs, gunfire rock Myanmar's biggest jail

Armed anti-junta group claims responsibility for the attack

The entrance of the Insein Prison in Yangon in January 2022. 

(Reuters) -- Bombs inside parcels exploded at Myanmar's biggest jail on Wednesday, prompting soldiers to return fire in a confrontation in which at least eight people were killed, state media and a witness said.

An armed anti-junta group claimed responsibility for the attack at Insein Prison in a statement posted on social media, saying it was "retaliation against (junta chief) Min Aung Hlaing."

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