Three bombs hit capital of Myanmar's Rakhine state, police say

Members of the military and police stand near the site of an early morning explosion in the compound of the state government secretary's home in Sittwe, Rakhine State, on Feb 24, 2018.
Members of the military and police stand near the site of an early morning explosion in the compound of the state government secretary's home in Sittwe, Rakhine State, on Feb 24, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

YANGON (AFP) - Three bombs exploded in different locations in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe early Saturday (Feb 24) morning, including at the home of a high-ranking official, Myanmar police told AFP.

"Three bombs exploded and three other unexploded bombs were found. A police was injured but not seriously," a senior officer said on the condition of anonymity, adding that there were no deaths.

The blasts occurred around 4am local time (5.30am Singapore) in the compound of the state government secretary's home, at an office and on a road leading towards the beach, the officer said.

This story is developing.