Two local villagers were killed on Tuesday when an artillery shell landed on their home amid clashes between Burmese government forces and ethnic fighters in northern Shan State’s Kutkai Township.
The Karen National Union kicked off its 16th Congress in Karen State on Tuesday, with the influential ethnic armed group set to appoint a revamped leadership.
Protesters called for the Indian government to deploy security forces in the area, reiterating that they were living in fear of the Burmese army.
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army has been accused of torture and the extrajudicial killing of a local villager in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme district last week.
Dozens of Burmese soldiers have been killed in several clashes between ethnic rebels and the army in Kokang along the border with China, state media reports.
The move comes shortly after the AMRDP had released a statement refusing to recognise a “unification committee” representing both political parties.