Japanese man wounded in stabbing in Yangon

A Japanese man was wounded in a stabbing attack in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Saturday.

The Japanese Embassy there says the man was taken to a hospital for treatment. His injury is not considered life-threatening.

Embassy officials say two Japanese men were attacked by a group of men while walking on the street at about 9 p.m. One of the men was stabbed in the chest area with what appears to have been a knife.

Security has deteriorated in Myanmar amid economic turmoil following the February 2021 coup. Robberies have increased in urban areas.

The embassy has been calling on Japanese nationals to exercise caution not only at night, but during the daytime as well.