One civilian was shot dead and three injured when AA troops mistook boat passengers on the Kaladan River for Burmese soldiers.
“The Tatmadaw were about 100 strong, but we killed at least 10 of them,” says AA spokesman after yesterday’s clashes.
The Arakan Liberation Army says one of its fighters is missing in action and another was captured as the militia clashed with the Arakan Army.
Chin political parties urge President Thein Sein to order airlifts of emergency food aid to affected areas.
Engagement in Paletwa, Chin State, follows last week’s hostilities in Kyauktaw.
Chin NGO says troops from Light Infantry Battalion 289 extorted 180,000 kyat (US$180) from a group of ten Baptist evangelists in Paletwa Township.