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Rebels attack Myanmar army near border, junta knocks back Asean plan

Reuters

Published
Modified 27 Apr 2021, 10:34 am

Ethnic minority Karen insurgents attacked a Myanmar army outpost near the Thai border on Tuesday in some of the most intense clashes since a military coup nearly three months ago threw the country into crisis.

The Karen National Union (KNU), Myanmar's oldest rebel force, said it had captured the army camp on the west bank of the Salween River, which forms the border with Thailand.

The Myanmar military later hit back against the insurgents with...

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