Myanmar: 19 die in fresh clashes between army and a militant group

Amman, At least 19 people have been killed in fresh clashes between Myanmar’s military and an armed group in the remote northern Shan state, as fighting in the country’s borderlands intensifies.

“Nineteen people were killed in fighting” on Saturday, a military source said, adding that two dozen had been injured.

“Fighting took place since 5am this morning at three places: two military bases in Muse and one near a bridge on the way to Lashio town,” a military source said, citing two of the towns in northern Shan where the clashes occurred.

Source: Jordan News Agency