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Tensions are high in Maungdaw Township as security forces move into the area near Burma’s border with Bangladesh a day after a series of attacks on police.
The Kia says its frontline outpost in Myitkyina District was attacked by two fighter jets as Burmese ground troops simultaneously launched artillery strikes.
“Five police personnel including a commanding officer and a lance-corporal at the Kyikanpyin post were found dead with slash wounds.”
A homeless man from Burma is being held as a suspect in connection with the separate killings of three homeless people near Bangkok last week.
Wa leaders say that as part of its push to get rid of poppy, they relocated some 100,000 citizens – a sixth of the population.