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Govt Troops Accused of Shooting Refugees in China

19 October 2012

Burmese government soldiers were accused of shooting Kachin refugees living in a camp across the border in China earlier this week. The Phophtaw News Association reported that several refugees, including a four-year-old child, were hit when Burmese troops fired on the Pha Ye camp inside China’s Kunming Province on Tuesday. The camp is located near a border crossing and the base of the Burmese army’s Infantry Battalion 77. Burmese soldiers reportedly entered the Pha Ye camp in May to pressure its inhabitants to move to a camp set up in territory under the control of IB 77.