Shan State Army-South and the Ta’ang (Palaung) National Liberation Army have each denied responsibility for violence between the two militia groups.
Three local residents were killed and five others injured in Mansi Township, where fighting erupted between government forces and the KIA on Wednesday.
A disputed stretch of Asian Highway 1 reopened on Friday, according to the Border Guard Force, after fighting settled between the DKBA and government troops.
Residents from a number of villages in central Kachin State have been ordered by the Burmese army to evacuate the region, following clashes with Kachin rebels.
Burmese government and NCCT positions remain poles apart, particularly on the minority goal of democratic federalism, says analyst Pangmu Shayi.
A sense of cautious optimism is emerging with respect to the upcoming “sexpartite” talks on constitutional reform, which will be held on Friday in Naypyidaw.