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Fresh Clashes Reported in East Burma’s Shan State

10 June 2013

Fresh clashes have broken out between the government’s army and ethnic rebels in east Burma’s Shan State, in violation of a ceasefire agreement between both sides, a network of local news agencies reported. The government’s army launched attacks on former temporary bases in Lashio Township on Saturday morning, Burma News International reported. Three people from the rebel Shan State Army (SSA) were injured, the news network reported, citing SSA spokesman Maj Sai La. The incident is the latest in clashes between the government’s army and ethnic rebels in recent months, despite a ceasefire signed under President Thein Sein’s government.

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