Devices found in attache cases in front of town’s Central Market; no blasts or suspects reported.
A Ta'ang woman died after her motorbike drove over an explosive in Kyaukme Township. In Muse Township, a 13-year-old Mong boy died from an explosive he was playing with.
Local residents accuse RCSS of starting the blaze; group rejects claim, says novices were ‘playing with fire’
The father said his 19-day-old daughter fell sick while they were forced to hide in the jungle for hours in the rain and died in Lashio.
Locals say some 650 people have fled four villages since fighting between the two Shan armed groups broke out in their area on Saturday.
Locals say about 600 of them signed a letter opposing the mine's development, which they fear will pollute their streams and farms.
Adviser to Committee for Shan State Unity says government is acting as if it wants Shan to secede from the Union.
Military tensions in Namtu Township have been running high since last year with displaced locals bearing the brunt of regular clashes.
All armed groups said to use the practice in mined areas but Tatmadaw singled out as worst offender.