Nobel peace laureate reestablishes contact with Burmese military government
Rangoon, Burma

The government of Burma says a bus conductor was killed in a small bomb blast yesterday. It’s the fourth such bombing attack since the New Year. The military government blames ethnic rebels, likely from the state of Karen. There the Karen National Union has been fighting for decades for greater autonomy for ethnic Karen people.

In other news from the country, Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with her country’s military junta for about an hour late last week – establishing contact with the government for the first time in nearly two months. The Nobel Peace Laureate has been under house arrest for the past 12 years, and was taken from her lakeside home in the nation’s capital to meet with a military liaison. From Burma, Zack Baddorf has more.