Fighting breaks out between Tatmadaw and KIA in Monepaw in northern Shan State

Fighting has erupted  between the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Armed Forces) and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Monepaw town near Muse’s 105th Mile Trade Center in northern Shan State on Sunday morning, Shan State MP Sai Myint Lwin  told Mizzima.

Lwin is the lawmaker elected from Muse constituency. 

A resident living near the area said that at least two civilians died and ten others were injured in the fighting.

The fighting lasted for about three hours, according to the resident.

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