Karenni rebels clash with government troops

Apr 3, 2008 (DVB), Karenni National Progressive Party troops have clashed with State Peace and Development Council forces, causing two deaths and one injury on the government side, a KNPP representative said.

On 25 March, the government's Light Infantry Battalion 336 clashed with the Karenni commando battalion 3 near the border between Karenni and Shan states at Tamusoe mountain.

One injury from the SPDC side was reported, according to a KNPP representative.

On the same day, a skirmish between LIB-427 troops and Karenni rebels took place in Phrusoe township in Karenni state.

In a third clash on the same day, two SPDC soldiers were reportedly killed in the Phrusoe township area between Par Htaw village and Htaleh village.

The KNPP representative said about ten clashes take place every month because of the government's increasing offensives in the area and human rights violations against locals.

Reporting by Maung Too

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