“Many shells landed. They were fired across the border and landed about two miles inside Chinese territory,” a local told Chinese TV.
Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing tells Chinese ambassador that artillery shells that injured five in Nansan last week were not fired by Burmese government forces.
The Burmese military claims it has seized a strategic hillside base of the MNDAA overlooking Laogai. However, the Kokang rebels say they are holding out.
Burmese military says it has captured crucial Kokang positions near Konkyan with aid of airstrikes, but rebels say they are winning the war on the ground.
Claims, counter-claims and confusing statements emerge from a weekend of intense hostilities between Burmese military and Kokang ethnic forces.
“Hundreds of civil servants [and workers] fled the town and headed south by car or motorbike. Those without transportation simply began walking.”