Burma-Myanmar: Army launches airstrike on a Kachin rebel base, several burmese soldiers killed in clashes
Shortly after a recess in what appeared to be positive peace negotiations in Rangoon, officials in Kachin State said the Burma Army launched an aerial attack on a rebel base along a frequent timber trade route near the border with China.
Minor clashes continued on Monday morning for the third day, according to Daung Khar, head of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) technical team based in the state capital Myitkyina.
No rebel casualties have been reported, but Daung Khar said that several government troops had been killed in the clashes. The Burma Army could not immediately be reached for comment.