Burma's military government has raised the death toll from last week's bombings in Rangoon--saying 19 people were killed, up from the 11 originally reported.
Observers had speculated the toll from the twin bombings at two Rangoon shopping malls was higher than first reported.
At least 162 people were wounded. A government official Sunday also blamed the incident on rebels who allegedly received training in a "neighboring country," by a "superpower country." The official did not elaborate.
The Burmese military has blamed ethnic guerrillas and pro-democracy exiles for the attacks. The ethnic rebel groups and the pro-democracy faction have strongly denied the accusations.
The rebels, as well as foreign security analysts argue the bombings could have been the work of government factions jockeying for power.