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Artillery Shell Injures Toddler, One Other in Shan State

19 April 2013

An artillery shell injured two people in northern Shan State earlier this week, the Democratic Voice of Burma reported on Thursday, citing local sources. The casualties – a 17-year-old and a toddler of just 18 months – came on Monday amid fighting between the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N) and government troops over a planned relocation project in Tangyang Township. The rebel SSA-N said government forces invaded their territory after an SSA-N brigade refused to vacate the area, which is slated to host a village for displaced persons and economic development projects.