Myanmar opposition NLD candidate attacked with machetes, hospitalized: NLD

October 29, 2015 5:56 PM

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YANGON A lawmaker from Myanmar's largest opposition party was attacked by three men with machetes on Thursday night, just over a week before a historic Nov. 8 election, and has been hospitalized, his campaign manager said.

Naing Nan Lynn, a lower house lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, who is running for a seat in the regional assembly in Yangon, was attacked while campaigning around 9:30 p.m. by three men holding machetes.

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