The United States and Australia have urged their citizens in Burma to be on alert during that nation's Armed Forces Day celebration Saturday.
Last year in the Burmese capital, Rangoon, at least one person died in a bombing that was suspected of being linked to Armed Forces Day. A second explosive device was found in a park opposite the U.S. embassy and was defused without incident.
No one claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Security is reported tight for this year's celebration. Senior Burmese leader Than Shwe is expected to give the keynote speech, and thousands of military personnel are expected to be on parade.
Information for this report is provided by AFP.