Hanoi (VNA) – Dozens of Myanmar soldiers lost their lives in clashes with militant groups along the border with China, reported Myanmar state-run daily, the Global New Light on March 14.
There were at least 48 armed clashes between the military and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA), resulting in the deaths of dozens of soldiers.
The clashes took place at the area where government troops ran clearance operations from March 6 – 12.
Last week, the government said five civilians and five police were killed and 20 bodies of MNDAA gunmen were discovered after the militant group attacked Laukkai town in Kokang, the north-eastern Shan State bordering China, on March 6.
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