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Myanmar troops battle militias as anti-coup resistance grows

(Reuters) -Myanmar army artillery shelled positions held by civilian militias in a northwestern town for a second day on Friday, rebel fighters and a lawmaker said, after the ruling junta declared martial law there to quell a local rebellion against its rule.

The junta said martial law was imposed in Mindat in Chin State late on Thursday after whom it called "armed terrorists" attacked a police station and a bank.

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