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Date of Incident: July 10, 2022

Attack Types: Killings, Violence, Disappearances

Institution(s):Mandalay University of Foreign Languages

Region & Country:Southeastern Asia | Myanmar (Burma)

New or Ongoing:New Incident

On July 10, 2022, anti-junta militants reportedly detonated two grenades at the gates of the Mandalay University of Foreign Languages.

Sources identified a group known as Generation Z Power (GZP) as suspects behind the attack targeting military forces that were reportedly stationed on the campus. (One source, Mizzima, suggests that GZP claimed responsibility for the attack.) No injuries were reported.

Scholars at Risk is concerned by armed conflict targeting higher education institutions and the military occupation and/or use of higher education facilities. State and non-state armed groups have a responsibility to refrain from occupying, using, or attacking higher education institutions, among other civilian objects.

*SAR identified this incident in data made publicly available by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED)