China Protests Fighting Along Myanmar Border

BEIJING China on Sunday condemned fighting in Myanmar between Myanmar government troops and ethnic militants near the Chinese border that caused people to flee into Chinese territory.

Myanmar’s military frequently clashes with several groups who say they are fighting for greater autonomy for ethnic minorities in the area, through which much of Myanmar’s foreign trade flows.

The Myanmar government said Saturday that ethnic insurgents in Myanmar killed 19 people, including four members of the security forces, in a major attack near the main border gate with China.

Fifteen civilians, including two women, were killed, and 20 were wounded, according to a government spokesman.

Source: Voice of America

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