Fierce clashes break out between government forces and KIA after the state minister for transport is briefly detained by KIA troops.
Burmese govt requests resumption of ceasefire talks this month, but ethnic leader says questions will have to be answered first.
NCCT Vice-chairman Nai Hongsa says the fatal shelling of a Kachin training camp by the Burmese army has effectively brought negotiations to a standstill.
Tensions in the region have risen since an incident on 19 November when 23 cadets were killed by a Burmese army artillery shell at a KIA training camp.
The ethnic bloc and other groups condemn the killing of 23 cadets at a Kachin training camp; the Burmese military, however, said it was a mistake and that the artillery…
Twenty-three cadets from the Kachin Independence Army were killed and 13 injured when an officers’ training camp near Laiza was hit directly by an artillery shell.